NEI releases nuclear safety report

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) on March 1 released a report to address questions the public may have about the safety of nuclear power plants in the U.S. The paper, “Making Safe Nuclear Energy Safer,” was published almost one year after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.

Following the meltdowns in Japan, the U.S. industry has been looking at ways to ensure safety at all plants in the face of natural disasters. In February 2011, the industry approved a plan to add additional on-site portable equipment to ensure that all plants can respond safely to natural events. Companies have since acquired or purchased more than 300 pieces of equipment, such as diesel-driven pumps, electric generators, ventilation fans, hoses, fittings and cables.

“The industry has a commitment to safety because nuclear energy is a vital part of America’s electricity portfolio. It helps achieve greater energy independence for America and produces affordable, reliable electricity for one of every five Americans,” the Executive Summary of the paper stated.

To read the full report, click here. (PDF)

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