This analysis do with the catastrophic incident at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant was first published as an article at this site in the year 2017. The event itself took place on March 11th 2011. At first it was headline news. Then publicity to do with what happened receded into the background and new crises came to the fore, and captured our imaginations.
This Safety Moment provides an initial overview of the topic of Fault Tree Analysis (FTA). The technique is described in detail in the book Process Risk and Reliability Management.
Risk can be analyzed in one of two basic ways: inductively or deductively, that is either bottom-up or top-down.