United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W10 Flooding: Lessons Learned and Near-Term Regulatory Actions

The session will begin with a focus on historic flooding in the United States last year, including the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.  An NRC presentation will examine these events from the viewpoint of nuclear power plant safety, focusing on lessons learned and efforts to improve preparedness and response.  The session will then focus on both NRC and industry activities related to Near-Term Task Force Recommendations 2.1 and 2.3 (as they relate to flooding).  Finally, an international representative from Japan will discuss a study on the Tohoku earthquake and generation of the subsequent tsunami that flooded the Fukushima site.

SESSION CHAIR:

Scott Flanders, Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, NRC/NRO

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS:

SESSION COORDINATOR(S):

Barry Miller, Sr. Project Manager, Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate, NRC/NRR, tel: 301-415-4117, e-mail: Barry.Miller@nrc.gov

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