Industry Actions

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

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs a clear safety imperative for drafting options for a new regulatory framework, as recommended by the agency’s post-Fukushima task force, industry said this week. The schedule for this work also is a concern for the industry.

Absent a safety imperative for undertaking the project, and in light of the extensive resources already devoted to post-Fukushima actions, the commission’s requirement that the staff provide options by next February is “unnecessarily aggressive,” NEI said.
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The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

NEI has asked the NRC to endorse the industry’s guidance for complying with the agency order requiring that nuclear energy facilities be equipped with instruments to reliably indicate used fuel storage pool water levels in an emergency.
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The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The industry estimates it will take each nuclear plant site between 30,000 and 45,000 hours to respond to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s post-Fukushima request for information on seismic risk and other issues—more than three times the NRC’s estimate.
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The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

NEI is urging the NRC to remain focused on the high-priority recommendations from the agency’s Fukushima task force before proceeding with implementation of the lower-priority items.

“Preliminary industry assessments indicate that the Tier 1 items, when completed, will achieve as much as 90 percent of the safety benefit from all recommendations,” NEI said in a comment letter last week. “At this time, the safety benefits derived from proceeding with implementation of the Tier 2 or Tier 3 recommendations are unclear.”
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Last week at the 2012 Nuclear Energy Assembly (NEA 2012), Tony Pietrangelo, the Chief Nuclear Officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute, moderated a panel discussion on the industry’s response to the events at Fukushima. We’ve posted the video from the session on YouTube and embedded a copy below.



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