Saturday, March 10, 2012

US Requires Nuclear Plant Upgrades To Prevent Japanese Type Reactor Accident

From, "NRC requires quake, flood upgrades for Indian Point, other reactors" by Greg Clary:
[New York's nuclear power plant] Indian Point and the rest of the nation’s nuclear plants must install more safety equipment, including devices to monitor spent fuel pool risks, to strengthen reactor protection from earthquakes, flooding and other disasters that could leave a site without electrical power.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, two days before the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, has authorized its staff to issue orders immediately to operators of 104 U.S. reactors, with deadlines varying based on task.

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