TITLE

Safety reviews, not shutdowns, are ordered in the wake of Fukushima

AUTHOR(S)
Kramer, David
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Physics Today;May2011, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the launch of safety assessments of nuclear generating plants in several countries following the damage brought by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima-ken, Japan. It states that the U.S., France and China have implemented safety reviews of their nuclear plants and reassured the public about the uncertainty of the re-occurrence of the similar Fukushima tragedy. It notes that the nations have considered safety procedures instead of abandoning the operating energy facilities.
ACCESSION #
60613971

 

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