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NRC Offers Condolences to Japan

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko offered his condolences to all those in Japan affected by the tragic earthquake and tsunami today and stated that the agency “is ready to provide whatever assistance we can to our Japanese counterparts should there be a specific request.”

The NRC continues to monitor events and coordinate with other federal agencies. The declaration of an “unusual event” at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California due to a tsunami risk remains in effect and the NRC’s regional office in Texas continues to monitor the situation.

More information on the status of the Japanese nuclear power plants is available through the website of the International Atomic Energy Agency, an arm of the United Nations.

The NRC will continue to provide information about its actions here and on the NRC website, as appropriate. Please note, we will not be posting comments to our blog that speculate about the nuclear power plant emergency in Japan.

Eliot Brenner
Office of Public Affairs Director

4 responses to “NRC Offers Condolences to Japan

  1. Eddie March 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

    There are press reports of the building exploding ‘around’ the Fukishima plant leaving only the steel liner of the reactor building. What is that all about? What is the cause? Really confusing information in the press which was one of the Kemeny Comssion report findings on TMI. I wish the NRC would set up news and information site on the actual happenings as the UCS are already out there with propaganda on why nuclear power is unsafe. You folks at the NGC have the most credibility…

    • Moderator March 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      We believe there is some inaccurate and misleading information in press reports; however the NRC is not in a position to fact-check these reports. We do encourage folks to consult credible government sources of information in addition to press reports.

  2. Patricia March 12, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Is it possible to get an NRC reaction to the press statements that the US flew “coolant” to the Japanese reactors?

    • Moderator March 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

      According to press reports, a spokeswoman for the State Department yesterday clarified that such a delivery did not occur.

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