If you're watching on Sunday, we have a number of online resources you can consult for additional information about the accident, the clean up of the site and how the U.S. nuclear industry is applying lessons learned from Fukushima to improve safety at its own plant sites.
Over the past three years, we've shared much of this coverage here at NEI Nuclear Notes:
- Earlier this week, NEI's Scott Peterson outlined how U.S. plants are applying the Fukushima experience to protecting nuclear plants from earthquakes;
- Just a few weeks ago, NEI's Senior Technical Advisor, Steven Kraft, shared his personal reflections on the 3rd anniversary of the accident;
- In October 2013, NEI's Tom Kauffman outlined the myriad ways that the U.S. industry differs from Japan when it comes to the way plants are operated and regulated;
- Last September, a delegation of American chief nuclear officers visited Japan to meet face to face with their Japanese counterparts to discuss lessons learned from the accident;
- NEI's own Chief Nuclear Officer, Tony Pietrangelo, had this to say about the stark differences between operations in the U.S. and Japan:
Additionally, it's worthwhile to note the December 2013 Bloomberg piece in which NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane states, “The highest amount of radiation that will reach the U.S. is two orders of magnitude -- 100 times -- less than the drinking water standard. So, if you could drink the salt water, which you won’t be able to do, it’s still fairly low.”