U.S. Nuclear Plants

Below is a summary of actions by the U.S. nuclear energy industry in response to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi. These actions include proactive initiatives taken by the industry and a tailored, comprehensive industry response to new regulatory requirements.

Analyzing and Capturing Lessons Learned from Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini

  • The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations coordinated one of the most exhaustive timelines (INPO 11-005) of events at Fukushima Daiichi so that the U.S. and global industry can learn lessons from this event.

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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.

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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