Report finds gaps in US nuclear disaster plans


WASHINGTON, D.C.: US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report on Thursday (Friday in Manila) on lessons learned from Japan’s Fukushima crisis in 2011. Current approaches to regulating nuclear safety “are clearly inadequate for preventing core-melt accidents and mitigating their consequences,” the report said. As of now, US safety regulations are based on making sure nuclear plants can withstand equipment failures, loss of power, and other malfunctions related to the design of the plant, otherwise known as design-basis events. But history has shown that the biggest nuclear accidents—including at Fukushima Daiichi, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl — “were all initiated by beyond-design-basis events,” said the report.



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  1. If I am the opposition I will ask the gov. to audit all the contractor by the COA of how much they spend and how much they receive from that DAP.