Topic 1: severe accidents
Discussion Topic 1: Rank top ten severe accidents in energy sector
Rank top ten severe accidents in energy sector, and investigates their causes and consequences. Discuss the following:
(1) What were the physical/technical circumstances that led to the accident?
(2) What were the main underlying causes?
(3) Why did the accident result in: (i) So many fatalities; (ii) So much harm to the environment etc.?
(4) What factors contributed to the escalation of the accident?
(5) What were the legal consequences of the accident?