TITLE

US nuclear plants getting Fukushima-inspired safety upgrades

AUTHOR(S)
Kramer, David
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Physics Today;Jan2013, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has taken steps to improve the safety of nuclear reactors in the country in preparation for possible natural disasters. The NRC reportedly adopted recommendations made the Japan Near-Term Task Force and deployed additional generators and other equipment to nuclear facilities. These are meant to ensure that backup power, coolant systems and other equipment will continue to operate should there be an electric power loss.
ACCESSION #
84624315

 

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