CREATORNuclear Regulatory Commission
TITLERecommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century: The Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident
URLhttp://www.psr.org/resources/recommendations-for-enhancing-r...
DATE PUBLISHED12 July 2011
DATE ACCESSED16 September 2017


This report, compiled by a special task force of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), reviews the Commission's processes and regulations in light of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi accident in Japan. To analyze the accident for insight into U.S. reactor safety procedures, the task force focused on the earthquake and tsunami, the response of equipment and personnel, and the progression of events following the initial incident. There is an excellent summary of events at the Fukushima site complete with timelines and photographs. The two major sections of the report assess U.S. reactor safety through the NRC defense-in-depth philosophy and consider implications of the Japanese accident for NRC programs. Both sections contain recommendations for evaluating and strengthening NRC regulations and activities to mitigate the damage to U.S. nuclear facilities that could be caused by seismic activity.



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