Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Post # 74: The Canary, The Ostrich, and the Black Swan

I've been pretty busy lately.  I just returned prior to Thanksgiving from the American Nuclear Society's Winter Meeting in San Diego California, where I participated in the embedded International Meeting on Severe Accident Assessment and Management: Lessons Learned from Fukushima Daiichi.  As I mentioned in Post # 73, I presented a paper, "The Canary, The Ostrich, and the Black Swan – An Historical Perspective on Our Understanding of BWR Severe Accidents and Their Mitigation."  The full paper (22 pages with over 60 references) is contained in the proceedings of the meeting (available from the ANS).  Here are the viewcharts from my presentation...

    Canary Ostrich Black Swan SLIDES 13Nov12