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  • Blog Post: NEI Provides NRC Initial Information on Industry SAMGs

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. NEI has sent the NRC information on the industry’s Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs) for managing extreme events at nuclear power plants, in response to the agency’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking for emergency...
  • Blog Post: NEI Urges NRC to Focus on Top-Priority Issues From Fukushima

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. NEI urged the NRC to focus on high-priority “Tier 1” recommendations from the agency’s Fukushima task force report at a meeting at NRC headquarters last week attended by NEI’s Fukushima Steering Committee and agency staff. “The...
  • Blog Post: NEI Submits Industry Approach on Used Fuel Pool Instrumentation Order

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. NEI has asked the NRC to endorse the industry’s guidance for complying with the agency order requiring that nuclear energy facilities be equipped with instruments to reliably indicate used fuel storage pool water levels in an emergency...
  • Blog Post: EPRI Report Examines Factors Leading to Fukushima Accident

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. Inadequate forecasting of the maximum possible tsunami height led to flaws in flooding protection design for the Fukushima Daiichi plant, resulting in last year’s reactor accident in Japan when the tsunami that struck the plant...
  • Blog Post: NRC Discusses Options for a New Regulatory Framework

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. NRC staff last week outlined several options it is considering for creating a more integrated regulatory framework, as recommended by the agency’s post-Fukushima task force. The options, discussed at a Nov. 8 public meeting...
  • Blog Post: World Economic Forum: Japan Should Not Abandon Nuclear Energy

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. A new report by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum warns that Japan could put its energy security at risk if it turns its back on nuclear energy. A case study on Japan in the report “New Energy Architecture: Enabling an Effective...
  • Blog Post: NRC Issues Guidance on FLEX, Vents and Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The NRC has released Interim Staff Guidance on three post-Fukushima orders the agency issued in March on safety enhancements at the nation’s nuclear energy facilities. “The NRC guidance issued last week meets the intent...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Lauds Post-Fukushima Progress in Nuclear Safety, Urges Cooperative Action on Lessons Learned

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. Member nations of the International Atomic Energy Agency have made “significant progress” in nuclear safety since the accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the organization’s director general said this week. Yukiya Amano cited...
  • Blog Post: ACRS Recommends Performance-Based Approach to Filtering Strategies

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards said last week it does not support an agency staff position that would require the 31 U.S. boiling water reactors with Mark I and II containments to install external containment...
  • Blog Post: US and Japan to Strengthen Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The United States and Japan are forming a bilateral commission to foster “comprehensive strategic dialogue and joint activities” on nuclear safety and cleanup as a follow-up to last year’s nuclear accident in at Fukushima Daiichi...
  • Blog Post: NEI Asks NRC to Focus on Tier 1 Issues

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. NEI is urging the NRC to remain focused on the high-priority recommendations from the agency’s Fukushima task force before proceeding with implementation of the lower-priority items. “Preliminary industry assessments indicate that...
  • Blog Post: NRC Assures Congress of Progress on Post-Fukushima Safety Enhancements

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The NRC commissioners told congressional leaders this week they are confident, despite acknowledging the schedule as “very aggressive,” that the highest-priority post-Fukushima safety enhancements will be completed...
  • Blog Post: NRC Issues Draft Guidance for Hurricane and Tsunami Hazard Assessments

    The NRC has issued for public comment draft interim staff guidance for U.S. nuclear energy facility operators to perform certain flooding hazard assessments in response to a request for information the agency issued in March as part of its response to the Fukushima accident. The March request calls for...
  • Blog Post: NRC Begins to Explore Potential Actions on Longer-Term Fukushima Actions

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The NRC is developing preliminary work plans on the longer-term recommendations of the agency’s post-Fukushima task force, starting with a series of public meetings to obtain input from stakeholders. The discussions follow close...
  • Blog Post: NRC Confirms Seismic Safety of Diablo Canyon

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The NRC’s latest analysis of faults near the Diablo Canyon nuclear energy facility in California confirms that the plant’s design could withstand earthquakes near the site, the agency said in a seismic. The NRC’s work is...
  • Blog Post: Industry Seeks Greater Clarity on Seismic Hazard Re-Evaluations

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. Last week’s meeting of industry and NRC post-Fukushima steering groups indicates that work is proceeding smoothly on the top priority, or Tier 1, recommendations from the agency task force that studied the accident. However...
  • Blog Post: ANS Report Says Fukushima Tsunami Risk Assessment Was Inadequate

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The tsunami that brought about the nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi facility was not adequately accounted for in the facility’s design basis, said a co-author of a report for the American Nuclear Society. Michael Corradini...
  • Blog Post: Nuclear Energy Facilities Prove Resilience During Hurricane Sandy

    Of the 34 nuclear energy facilities in the path of Hurricane Sandy, all responded well and safely to the powerful storm, demonstrating their resilience against severe natural forces. Careful planning and comprehensive preparations days in advance of the storm paid off at all the facilities, ensuring...
  • Blog Post: NEA Panelists Agree Fukushima Response Should Not Detract From Safe Operations

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. A panel at Nuclear Energy Assembly on implementing lessons learned from the Fukushima accident agreed that the industry’s response to regulatory changes should be approached holistically. Charles “Chip” Pardee, Exelon Generation...
  • Blog Post: Gallup Finds Nuclear Support Steady at Pre-Fukushima Levels

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. More than half of Americans support nuclear energy, the same as before the accident at Fukushima Daiichi, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they favored nuclear energy, identical to the result...
  • Blog Post: WANO: US Industry Weathers Tough 2011 With High Safety and Performance

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. U.S. nuclear energy facilities recorded the lowest number of unplanned shutdowns in more than a decade last year, despite an unusually high number of natural disasters near several plants. According to performance indicators compiled...
  • Blog Post: Industry Questions Need, Schedule for New Regulatory Framework

    The following story originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs a clear safety imperative for drafting options for a new regulatory framework, as recommended by the agency’s post-Fukushima task force, industry said this week. The schedule for this...
  • Blog Post: Combined Strategies More Effective in Containing Radioactive Materials, EPRI Report Says

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. A new study by the Electric Power Research Institute that examines options for minimizing the release of radioactive materials in a severe nuclear accident says that a combination of strategies would be more effective than...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Study Blames Accident on Complacency, Poor Preparation

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. A new Japanese government investigation of the Fukushima accident says that national and local organizations were ill-prepared for a large-scale and complex natural disaster such as last year’s earthquake and tsunami, leading...
  • Blog Post: Industry Seeks NRC Approval of Used Fuel Pool Instrumentation Guidance

    The following news article originally appeared in NEI’s Nuclear Energy Overview. The industry has submitted for NRC endorsement revised guidance for implementing the agency’s post-Fukushima order to install additional used fuel storage pool instrumentation. The revision clarifies several points based...