Industry Actions

The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The NRC’s plan to require licensees to evaluate the potential loss of a nuclear energy facility’s ultimate heat sink, or long-term cooling source, as part of flooding hazard re-evaluations will extend the time needed to complete the work, the industry said last week—a situation the industry believes is unnecessary and inadvisable.
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The NRC has published a report describing actions taken and planned by the agency and the nuclear energy industry to enhance safety following the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

The U.S. national report was prepared in conjunction with the Energy and State departments and will be presented for international peer review at an extraordinary session of the Convention on Nuclear Safety at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna later this month.
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis had questions about the nuclear energy industry’s FLEX strategy at a briefing on the progress made to implement the highest-priority recommendations of the agency’s post-Fukushima task force.
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

A new study from the National Academy of Sciences says that nuclear emergency preparedness drills helped an Iowa city cope with record-setting floods. The emergency drills may have saved lives, the report said.
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has endorsed industry guidance for developing updated seismic hazard evaluations for nuclear energy facility sites. The guidance gives licensees the tools to prepare responses to the NRC’s detailed request for information, which was issued in March.

“The NRC staff has reviewed the NEI guidance document and concludes that responses … prepared using this guidance will be responsive to that request,” said David Skeen, director of the NRC’s Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate.
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Activity ID: 1002943 Activity Name: NEI Remarketing Safety Activity Group Name: Remarketing Safety First