Severe accident of a nuclear power plant

Severe accident of a nuclear power plant

Originally submitted by Ondrej Valenta
last updated by Martin Fatun

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
Scientists/researchers

The source of this Wild Card: 
Ivo Váša, Nuclear Research Institute Řež, Czech Republic

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Although the risk of a severe accident of a nuclear power plant is extremely low, it is still not a zero-risk. In the past, at least two major accidents of nuclear power plants occurred – in Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, which had a tremendous global impact on attitude of the public towards risks linked with the nuclear energy. Severe accidents of a nuclear power plant in the future would have again a tremendous impact and in turn would have negative impact also on future development of the whole sector.