United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W18  Implementation of Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Dai-chi Accident

In the 4 years following the Fukushima accident, many actions were implemented throughout the world to strengthen nuclear power plants in case of a severe accident occurrence.  With intermediate and longer term actions underway, an international overview of global plant safety today and tomorrow is warranted.  The discussion will focus on the status of regulatory actions being taken to improve nuclear power plant safety as a result of the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident.  Examples of regulatory actions include the development of mitigating strategies for beyond-design-basis external events; reevaluations of flooding, seismic, and other natural external hazards; and upgrades to emergency preparedness measures.  This session will discuss the status of these and other initiatives.

SESSION CHAIR(S):

SPEAKER(S):

SESSION COORDINATOR(S):

  • Kevin Witt, Project Manager, Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-2145, e-mail: Kevin.Witt@nrc.gov
  • Jon Hopkins, Senior Project Manager, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-3027, e-mail: Jon.Hopkins@nrc.gov
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