12 Jan '12, 1pm

Getting Ready to React to Fukushima

Getting Ready to React to Fukushima By MATTHEW L. WALD Reacting to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the nuclear industry is preparing to present regulators with a streamlined package of voluntary safety improvements that it says could be put into effect quickly — although they would not be certified as formal nuclear standards regarding specific threats. On Friday, representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s policy group, plan to meet with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to propose improvements in the industry’s “flexible mitigation capability” for a variety of hazards. Those might be earthquakes or flooding — although probably not from a tsunami, as was the case at Fukushima Daiichi in March — or some other hazard peculiar to the plant’s location, like a sandstorm. The improvements would build on the ones instituted after the attacks of S...

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