Nuclear regulators to discuss post-Fukushima improvements with industry

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff will meet with industry representatives Sept. 27 to continue discussions on schedules and guidance for the orders and related request for information the agency issued on March 12. The actions stem from recommendations of the NRC’s Japan Near-Term Task Force, which examined issues raised by the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011.

NRC management and industry executives will discuss guidance for the three orders and a multifaceted request for information, all of which were issued in March.

The NRC said the discussions will cover implementation of the information request’s earthquake and flooding hazard “walkdowns,” where skilled engineers verify that the plants conform to their current license requirements. The meeting will also cover longer-term evaluations and actions related to possible lessons learned from the Fukushima accident.

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