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Nuclear Energy Institute Report on Japan’s Nuclear Reactors, April 22, 2011 (12 PM EDT)


Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 22, 2011 – UPDATE AS OF 12 P.M. EDT. 
Below is a round-up of noteworthy news that happened this week with regard to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and the U.S. nuclear industry’s response.

Plant Status:

  • Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) released a roadmap to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to a stable condition.
  • Priorities at Fukushima this week continue to be cooling the reactors and spent fuel pools, draining water from the turbine buildings and concrete structures that house piping to reduce radiation levels, and containing the spread of radioactive materials.
  • Overall, site radiation dose rates are stabilizing. The most recent radiation readings reported at the plant site gates ranged from 5.7 millirem per hour to 2.6 millirem per hour.
  • Japan’s government has expanded evacuation to selected areas outside the original 12.5-mile zone. Authorities also are barring entry into nine municipalities near the plant.
  • TEPCO released a presentation on April 18 summarizing the impact of the earthquake and the current status of the plants.

Regulatory Issues:

New NEI Products:

Media Highlights:

The Week Ahead

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meeting April 28 to discuss the agency’s response to events at the Fukushima, including station blackout issues.

Source: nei.org

 


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