CRC contribution to the book Risk in extreme environments (edited by Prof. Vicki Bier, 2018). Chapter 4: « Decision Making on Trial: The Extreme Situation at Fukushima Daiichi » by Sébastien Travadel, Christophe Martin and Franck Guarnieri.
Abstract: Risk in Extreme Environments presents a wide-ranging discussion of approaches for assessing and managing extreme risks. Extreme events are not only severe, but also outside the normal range of experience of the system in question, and can include environmental catastrophe; engineering failure; and nuclear or other extreme terrorism. The book focuses on synthesizing research results in a way that provides insights useful to decision makers, and enables them to ask probing questions about the risks faced by their organizations, identify creative solutions, and minimize the neglect of extreme risks that can come from an excessive focus on mundane or ordinary management challenges.