New Book Points To ‘Overarching Lesson’ From Fukushima-Daiichi

Posted by NucNet on 7 November 2014 in NucNet

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The overarching lesson learned from the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident in Japan is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must “actively seek out and act on” new information and hazards that have the potential to affect the safety and security of nuclear plants, a book published by the US National Academy of Sciences says.

The book, ‘Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of US Nuclear Plants’, says licensees and their regulators must continually seek out new scientific information about nuclear plant hazards and methodologies for estimating their magnitude, impact and frequency.

Full report in NucNet Database: News No. 351, 6 November 2014.