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Recommendations for enhancing reactor safety in the 21st century

Source(s):  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

This report presents the Near-Term Task Force review of insights from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. It asses how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)'s scheme and regulations have prepared U.S. nuclear plants against Fukushima Daiichi-style disasters. It makes 12 recommendations around the following topics: (i) clarifying the regulatory framework; (ii) ensuring protection; (iii) enhancing mitigation; (iv) strengthening emergency preparedness; and (iv) improving the efficiency of NRC programs.

The report recommend that the NRC evaluate ways to enhance plants' capability to prevent or mitigate seismically induced fires and floods, strengthen their ability to mitigate loss of electrical power, and strengthen on-site emergency response capabilities.



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  • Recommendations for enhancing reactor safety in the 21st century
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 83 p.

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