American Journal of Social Science Research
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American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 26, 2015
Nuclear Disaster Risk Assessment of Pakistan
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Authors
[01] Sikander Hayat, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
[02] Arshad Ali, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
[03] Shahid Iqbal, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
[04] Maqbol Sadiq Awan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Abstract
Disaster management is gaining currency due to increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. Management of natural disaster requires detailed planning, commitment at national level and sufficient resources which for country like Pakistan is a difficult option. Management of nuclear disasters is even more complex phenomenon. Even developed country like Japan with all sorts of preparations and resources was stunned and helpless when tsunami hit Fukushima. Best option obviously appears to be a risk reduction in this regards. It is also important because of its social, psychological and economical dimensions. Adequate risk reduction can only be taken if risk assessment is realistically done. Element at risk are identified properly and their vulnerabilities in all perspectivesare evaluated pragmatically. Determining the vulnerability of populations exposed to nuclear disaster and enhancing their capacity is a vital component. Vulnerability assessment also provides decision makers with relevant information as to what type of disaster reduction interventions are needed, in what form and to whom these are required.
Keywords
Risk, Risk Assessment, Vulnerability, Exposure, Capacity
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