Volcanic Activity and Nuclear Security in Japan Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015
At the beginning of 2014, Japan experienced the deadliest volcanic eruption on its territory in over a century. The unpredictable nature of the event reignited fears of the risks of nuclear power plants.
Natural disasters cannot be prevented, but the risks associated with nuclear power can be reduced through human action. As such Japanese scientists and politicians are adopting a strategy centering on prediction and prevention, in order to avoid another Fukushima.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015