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Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies

Author: Perrow, Charles
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Princeton University Press
Publication Year: 1999

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Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. By recognizing two dimensions of risk--complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling--this book provides a powerful framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them.

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Three Teaching Case Studies of Accidents in Nuclear Energy Development in Japan

Author: Iino, Hiroshi
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Publication Year: 1999

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Although engineering ethics classes at technical institutes are common in the USA, they have been rare in Japan, and were very rare in 1996 when I was asked by the Kanazawa Institute of Technology to design, implement and teach a class on engineering ethics for undergraduate students...

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The Lilco Shoreham Plant

Authors: Benjamin, Colin O.; Basu, Gautam
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Missouri-Rolla
Publication Year: 1991

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This case uses the design and construction of the billion-dollar Long Island Lighting Company's Shoreham nuclear power plant to illustrate the challenges associated with the planning and implementation of a mega-project. Since completion of the construction phase of the project, public concerns about safety, environmental issues and significant increases in utility rates imposed external pressures which prevented the operation of the facility.

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Case of the Willful Whistle-Blower

Author: Seymour, Sally
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Harvard Business Review
Publication Year: 1988

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Jim, an employee of the nuclear division of Fairway Electric, discovered a report written fifteen years ago about a flaw in the design of their Radon II nuclear reactor...

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The Accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

Author: Shelton, R.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Lincoln
Publication Year: 1982

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This case examines events leading to a nuclear power plant accident and the evacuation of a local population.

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