Animated Timeline Details the NRC Response to the Fukushima Accident

The NRC has developed an animated timeline to walk you through the major events in our response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, and the resulting accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. You can also click on specific events in the timeline to get more information on our activities related to Fukushima.

The timeline is part of our redesign for the part of the NRC website devoted to the events in Japan.

The timeline lists our efforts to first monitor facilities on the U.S. West Coast and then expand our actions by supporting the U.S. aid effort in Japan. As 2011 continued (and turned into 2012), we took additional actions to ensure U.S. nuclear power plants remained safe and that the agency learned the appropriate lessons from Fukushima Dai-ichi.

We’ll continue to update the timeline and the website as we complete additional actions.

Scott Burnell
Public Affairs Officer