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[23 March 2011] IEEE has a very informative blog on the Japan earthquake and nuclear energy: read more .... In particular, I like the contribution by Bill Sweet (posted Sat, March 12, 2011), who wrote: Worst-case scenario builders consistently underestimate the statistical probability of separate bad things happening simultaneously, as the result of the same underlying causes. This is true for all worst case scenarios we built, not just those related to anthropogenic disasters.