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