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Implementing Lessons Learned from Fukushima

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This page addresses topics related to actions taken by the NRC in response to the Japan nuclear accident in March 2011.

On Friday, March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan and was soon followed by a tsunami, estimated to have exceeded 45 feet (14 meters) in height, resulting in extensive damage to the six nuclear power reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi site.

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a brown circle outline with a brown, rectangle on and off switch in the middle of the circle with the swith in the On position and the words On and Off What are the Lessons Learned? a brown outline of a domed nuclear reactor building with a white square representing a reactor and a connected vent stack with a white dotted line arrow going up the vent stack Reference Library

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, March 06, 2017