Where to Get Accurate Information on the Japanese Situation
March 12, 2011
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Two NRC officials with expertise in boiling water nuclear reactors have deployed to Japan as part of a U.S. International Agency for International Development (USAID) team. USAID is the federal government agency primarily responsible for providing assistance to countries recovering from disaster.
Even with “boots on the ground” in Japan it’s not appropriate for us to provide information on the status of that country’s nuclear power plants. Check back to this blog or www.nrc.gov for updates on what actions we’re taking. Other good sources of information are:
USAID — http://www.usaid.gov/
U.S. Dept. of State — http://www.state.gov/
FEMA — www.fema.gov
White House — www.whitehouse.gov
Nuclear Energy Institute — www.nei.org
International Atomic Energy Agency — www.iaea.org/press/
For those calling to offer your advice or guidance on how this situation should be handled, rest assured that some of the most expert people in this field in the world work for the NRC and we are here to help if asked.
Public Affairs Director