Oversight Hearing: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Preliminary Results of the Nuclear Safety Review in the United States Following the Emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan, Joint Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, June 16, 2011 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the June 16, 2011 joint oversight hearing titled, "Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Preliminary Results of the Nuclear Safety Review in the United States Following the Emergency at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in Japan," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator from California: "It has been over 3 months since Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. It is expected to take additional time before cold shutdown of all reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power will be achieved. The emergency in Japan serves as an important wake-up call for the United States and the rest of the world. [...] [T]he NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] is taking initial steps to reevaluate current assumptions about the safety and the security of nuclear power plants in the U.S. in light of what has happened in Japan. And these are the things that I am pleased about. The NRC's inspectors have inspected and issued reports on the 105 operating nuclear reactors and their readiness to address power losses or damage following extreme events. And the NRC is in the middle of a 90-day task force review of its processes and regulations in light of the events in Japan." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gregory B. Jaczko, Kristine L. Svinicki, George Apostolakis, William D. Magwood, and William C. Ostendorff.
S. Hrg. 112-950; Senate Hearing 112-950
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