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US Nuke Plants Must Seek Out Risks, National Academies’ Fukushima Study Concludes

Posted in on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

A report by National Academy of Sciences (NAS) mandated by Congress has concluded that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.  The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and identified findings and recommendations for improving nuclear plant safety and offsite emergency responses to nuclear plant accidents in the U.S.  More info can be found on the  National Academy of Sciences news release.

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