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“Nuclear safety post-Fukushima: A victory for the public’s right to know” on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Article Highlights

  • After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission required nuclear plant licensees to develop strategies for dealing with explosions or fires.
  • The NRC implied that these strategies would also prevent a Fukushima-style accident but, until recently, refused to release any details because of security concerns.
  • The NRC has finally released a guidance document describing the strategies, which will help the public to judge whether US nuclear plants are as safe as claimed.

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