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Evaluating the nation's risk assessors: nuclear power and the 'value of life'

By Alan Marin

Abstract

Nuclear power, like transport and most of the everyday activities monitored by the Health & Safety Executive, imposes risks-occasionally, as Chernobyl showed, catastrophic ones - on all of us. Yet in principle, the value of reducing them should be measured in the same way. In fact, widely differing values are in use. It is time a common basis of measurement was adopted

Topics: QC Physics
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Year: 1986
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:30669
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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