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An NRC Official Writes About His First-Hand View of the Japan Nuclear Disaster

Eric Leeds Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation   Last month, I traveled to Japan with a group of senior NRC executives, including all four Regional Administrators. We spent a busy week meeting with representatives from various Japanese organizations involved in nuclear activities, as well as touring the Kashiwazaki Kariwa, Fukushima Dai-ni and Fukushima Dai-ichi […]

A Visit to Japan: Reflections from the Chairman

This past weekend I had the honor of leading a delegation of U.S. officials to an international conference in Japan designed to keep up the global momentum of enhancing nuclear safety after the Fukushima accident. We met in Koriyama City, some 30 miles west of the scenic Japanese coast, where recovery work continues on the […]

Japan: A view from one year later

It is hard to believe that one year has passed since the tragedy in Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. The actual earthquake and ensuing tsunami occurred in the middle of the night in this time zone, and the first call I received was early Friday morning notifying me of the event. Two reactors on […]

NRC Revising Approach to Japan Lessons-Learned Recommendations

Recent developments have given us the opportunity to improve on our goal of implementing the agency’s Japan Near-Term Task Force recommendations by 2016. You can get an up-close view of a meeting Friday between senior NRC managers and industry executives as we lay out the NRC’s new implementation approach. When Congress passed a bill funding […]

NRC Dedicates Staff to Manage Lessons Learned from Japan

As the year comes to an end, the NRC continues to evaluate the lessons learned from the March 2011 nuclear accident in Japan to ensure that appropriate safety enhancements are implemented at nuclear power plants here in the U.S. We at the NRC take the tragic accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant very seriously, […]