I wanted to draw attention to some important information just released on the NRC website related to our response efforts and the Japanese nuclear emergency.
A transcript for the public commission meeting held yesterday has been posted. The meeting included an overview of NRC actions related to the Japanese emergency and the possible short- and long-term activities for the NRC. The transcript can be found here: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/commission/recent/2011/. And the slides from the meeting are located here:
Chairman Jaczko gave opening remarks at the meeting. He said, in part, “We have a responsibility to the American people to undertake a systematic and methodical review of the safety of our own domestic nuclear facilities, in light of the natural disaster and the resulting nuclear emergency in Japan. Beginning to examine all available information is an essential part of our effort to analyze the event and understand its impact on Japan and implications for the United States. Our focus is always on keeping plants and radioactive materials in this country safe and secure.”
A copy of his full opening remarks can be found here: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2011/11-054.pdf
We’ve also pulled together important documents and links related to the Japanese nuclear emergency onto one location on our home page. That page is available from the home page or directly here: http://www.nrc.gov/japan/japan-info.htmlEliot Brenner Public Affairs Director