After Fukushima: A Survey of Corruption in the Global Nuclear Power Industry
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Uit de publicatie:
Investigations of the Fukushima nuclear power accident sequence revealed the man-made character of the catastrophe and its roots in regulatory capture effected by a network of corruption, collu sion, and nepotism. A review of corruption incidents in the global nuclear industry during 2012-2013 reveals that the Japanese expe rience is not isolated. Gross corruption is evident in nuclear tech nology exporting countries such as Russia, China, and the United States, and in a number of nuclear technology importing countries. The survey results make clear that national nuclear regulatory regimes are inadequate and that the global regime is virtually com pletely ineffective. Widespread corruption of the nuclear industry has profound social and political consequences resulting from the corrosion of public trust in companies, governments, and energy sys tems themselves. K eywords : nuclear industry, corruption, regulatory capture, public trust.