October 2011

Industry/Regulatory/Political Issues

  • The prime ministers of Japan and France signed an agreement Sunday to cooperate on improving nuclear safety. The agreement’s intent is to strengthen bilateral efforts in nuclear power risk management and radioactive decontamination. The countries also agreed to discuss setting up an international team to respond to nuclear accidents worldwide.
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Industry/Regulatory/Political Issues

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed its staff to implement seven safety recommendations from the NRC’s Fukushima task force. The recommendations are among 12 presented by the task force in July. NRC staff reviewed the task force’s July 12 report and selected the recommendations it believed most appropriate for immediate action. The recommendations cover issues including the loss of all electrical power at a reactor, reviews of seismic and flooding hazards, emergency equipment and plant staff training to manage severe accidents.
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Industry/Regulatory/Political Issues

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has created a steering committee to oversee the longer-term review of lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and implementation of recommendations from the agency’s near-term task force. Its responsibilities also include identifying additional steps for the NRC to take.
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Industry/Regulatory/Political Issues

Industry/Regulatory/Political Issues

  • A visiting IAEA team of international radiation experts has submitted a report to Japan’s Environment Minister Goshi Hosono that generally commends the central and local governments for their decontamination efforts in areas surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi facility. The report advises the government to “avoid over-conservatism” in its remediation efforts and instead to “focus on those activities that bring best results in reducing radiation doses to the public.” The team also encourages authorities to clearly signpost areas under evacuation orders. Read More »
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