Full Title: U.S. Nuclear Power after Fukushima Common Sense Recommendations for Safety and Security
Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists
Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists
Publication Date: 7/2011
Length: 12 pages, PDF
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The recent events in Japan remind us that while the likelihood of a nuclear power plant accident is low, its potential consequences are grave. And an accident like Fukushima could happen here. An equipment malfunction, fire, human error, natural disaster or terrorist attack could—separately or in combination—lead to a nuclear crisis.
The U.S. will continue to obtain a significant portion of its electricity from nuclear power for many years to come, regardless of how rapidly energy efficiency measures and other sources of electricity are deployed.