Chapitre 8 : The Rashomon Effect in Risk Communication during and after Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Accident : From Lessons Learned to Areas of Future Research
The accident at the Fukushima nuclear complex in 2011 created an unstable decision-making environment in which incomplete information and irreconcilable perspectives converged and confronted each other. By starting with the different stakeholders involved, deploying their different “orders of discourse,”as Foucault described, and different narratives, or “intrigues” constructed by each of these perspectives, in Veyne’s terms, the stakeholders were sometimes in negotiation and sometimes in conflict. The National Diet’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC)3elicited different perspectives and mistakes in communication and in the chain of command, from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), to the regulators, to the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency (NISA), and from the electricity producer TEPCO headquarters to the operators on the ground.
À propos de l’ouvrage « Hiding in Plain Sight : Uncovering Nuclear Histories »
Robert Anderson (ed)
Simon Fraser University
Nuclear histories are global yet worryingly incomplete. Linking a plutonium refinery in Washington, a uranium mine in Saskatchewan, a tsunami at Fukushima, a nuclear bomb test site in Rajasthan, a reactor ‘accident’ at Chernobyl, a shipping accident in the English Channel, and a president-to-prime-minister confrontation over the US-Canada frontier, these quasi-autobiographical essays prove the importance of public archives, personal files with fragments, oral histories, and private recollections. This is the social history, business history, environmental history, labour history, scientific and technological history, and indigenous history of the twentieth century. Hiding in Plain Sight offers everyone an entry to the irregularities of our ‘disorderly nuclear world’, and offers other researchers crucial insights to what richness lies within.