MIT report: Technical lessons learned from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Nuclear Science and Engineering faculty has created a report identifying and discussing technical issues arising from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan. 

The report presents the reflections of members of the NSE faculty on the accident at Fukushima, and is offered as a contribution to the debate on the implications of the accident for the nuclear industry.

The NSE purpose is twofold: to identify and discuss technical issues arising from the accident; and to begin a review of how the lessons learned can be used to improve the safety of current and future plants.

The information in the report is organized in six sections: 

• Emergency Power following Beyond-Design-Basis External Events 
• Emergency Response to Beyond-Design-Basis External Events 
• Hydrogen Management 
• Containment 
• Spent Fuel Pools 
• Plant Siting and Site Layout

For each area, the NSE presents key issues observed at Fukushima and corrective actions that should be evaluated for implementation in current and future plants. 

Read the full report here: Technical Lessons Learned from the Fukushima-Daichii Accident and Possible Corrective Actions for the Nuclear Industry

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