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Following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the U.S. nuclear industry immediately offered assistance by sending supplies, technology and an industry support team comprised of nuclear engineers and other experts to lend technical expertise and situational experience at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy facility.
The industry team has been working with Japanese counterparts at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s headquarters since late March 2011. The team consists of representatives from U.S. vendors and electric utilities including: the Electric Power Research Institute, Exelon Corp., AREVA, Bechtel Corp., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, The Shaw Group, Westinghouse, STP Nuclear Operating Co., and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. In addition, there is extensive ongoing support from U.S. utilities through the industry support team in Japan.
TEPCO has stabilized the situation at Fukushima Daiichi and recovery efforts to cleanup and decontaminate the site are ongoing. American companies, along with their international colleagues, are offering the highest levels of experience and training and will continue to assist the recovery in the months and years ahead.
U.S. experts have direct access to information regarding the Fukushima Daiichi accident. The U.S. nuclear industry has studied this information, and has applied it to its extensive plan to supplement safety at all of its 104 reactors. Learn more about this plan and other industry efforts to enhance safety at U.S. nuclear energy facilities in the “Industry Actions” section of the website.