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 … Continue reading “An NRC Official Writes About His First-Hand View of the Japan Nuclear Disaster”

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 … Continue reading “A Visit to Japan: Reflections from the Chairman”