Nuclear power can provide the large quantities of carbon-free electrical energy needed to sustain Western living standards. But how should we cope when things go badly wrong?
When an accident causes the core to melt, the containment to fail and large quantities of radioactive fallout to be deposited on the surrounding countryside? Just like at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima Daiichi in 2011.
Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, led a multi-university team to tackle this thorny issue head on. Watch his lecture at the public launch of the NREFS results.