10 Jun '11, 12pm

U.S. Plants Gird for the Next Fukushima: Three nuclear organizations seek to confirm that American plants have a...

If a nuclear plant in the United States had a serious accident and the managers asked for help from a neighboring company, chances are that the nuclear Samaritans would arrive with radios that worked on a different frequency, or with emergency pumps that required hoses of a different size or pressure rating, industry officials say. But three nuclear organizations said on Thursday that in response to Japan’s Fukushima accident, they are acting jointly to learn everything they can, seeking to reduce the risk of an accident and prepare for the consequences should one occur. Presenting several goals in this effort were the Nuclear Energy Institute , the industry’s trade association; the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations , which inspects all American reactors and audits their performance; and the Electric Power Research Institute , a technical consortium. The first is not t...

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