The following is a guest post from Scott Peterson, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s senior vice president of communications, who just recently returned to the United States following a trip to Japan.
FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE–The safe shutdown of Japan’s Fukushima Daini plant could be instructive to the U.S. industry’s approach to adding flexible and diverse safety equipment at nuclear energy facilities.
“We have demonstrated through experience that the flexible approach works,” said Shinichi Kawamura, plant manager at the Daini site. “We used flexibility both in our systems and emergency operating procedures to safely stabilize the reactors after the tsunami.”
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