U.S. Nuclear Industry Tested by Twin Threats from Mother Nature
Source: Bloomberg, Julie Johnsson and Brian Wingfield (8/24/11)
"The systems at every U.S. nuclear energy facility where the earthquake's effects were felt responded as designed."
The double threat from the earthquake and hurricane is providing a test of the U.S. nuclear industry's disaster preparation at a time when regulators and industry operators are studying the lessons of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant.
"Based on all information we have thus far, the systems at every U.S. nuclear energy facility where the earthquake's effects were felt responded as designed," Tony Pietrangelo, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington-based industry group, said in a statement yesterday. . .View full article