Nuclear Energy Overview

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

The use of nuclear energy will continue to increase globally, even though last year’s accident in Japan has curbed expansion, the International Atomic Energy Agency says.

“The Fukushima Daiichi accident resulted in a slowing of the expansion of nuclear power but did not reverse it,” the IAEA’s annual report for 2011 says. “Nuclear power remains an important option for countries, and interest in nuclear power remains high.”
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The NRC’s regulatory framework and processes for considering off-site property damage from unintended releases of radioactive material are “sound” and provide enough flexibility to account for economic consequences in the area surrounding nuclear energy facilities, the agency’s staff says.
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The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its member nations have reported “significant progress” in nuclear safety in the past year, including assessments of safety vulnerabilities at nuclear energy facilities, emergency preparedness and response, and enhanced communications among member nations, international organizations and the public.
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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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