Given the consequences of the events at Fukushima [1], it is not correct to adopt “expected deaths”, or probability of release, or severe-damage consequence as a sole basis for design. The paper examines possible approaches for a successful new Social Design Basis that utilizes an integrated risk basis as a relative measure for all technologies and Extreme Event social costs. As an example, a new relative measure for risk based on total consequences is also derived.

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