Review of the NRC's Near-Term Task Force Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century, Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, August 2, 2011   [open pdf - 229KB]

This testimony compilation is from the August 2, 2011 hearing, "Review of the NRC's Near-Term Task Force Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "Today is the fourth time the Members of this Committee have gathered in this room to discuss nuclear safety following the disaster in Japan. Since our first briefing, I have asked the NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] to heed the wakeup call and reevaluate the safety and security of nuclear power plants in the United States, especially when faced with extreme natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding. California's two nuclear power plants at Diablo Canyon and San Onofre are located in seismically active areas, and I want to repeat that any Task Force recommendations should be adopted and implemented as soon as possible since millions of people live close to those plants. The NRC has begun to act. First, NRC ordered inspections on the 104 operating nuclear reactors and issued reports on their readiness to address power losses and damage following extreme events. Also, more recently NRC issued the results of its near-term (90 day) Task Force review." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara Boxer, Thomas R. Carper, Gregory B. Jaczko, Kristine L. Svinicki, George Apostolakis, William D. Magwood IV, and William C. Ostendorff.

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