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Author Ostendorff, William C. ♦ Sexton, Kimberly A.
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Modern physics
Subject Keyword Nuclear Energy
Abstract The tragic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) will long be seen as a seminal event in the history of commercial nuclear power. Within the United States, not since the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 has the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) been confronted with as many important issues, so central to the core of its mission, as have arisen following the Fukushima Daiichi accident. While much of the agency’s attention has rightfully been on the technical merits of the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force (NTTF)1 Report recommendations, the long-term regulatory implications of our post-Fukushima Daiichi actions have not always received similar scrutiny. Now that sufficient time has passed, I believe it is appropriate to take a step back and at a high level see what impact implementation of all these actions will have on our regulatory framework and our approach to adequate protection.   Top
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-09-20
Volume Number 2013
Issue Number 1
Page Count 19
Starting Page 23
Ending Page 41

Source: OECD iLibrary