Who says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not have a delightful sense of humor?
Not me. Not anymore. Not after stumbling across the NRC’s Generic Issues Dashboard on its website.
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Disaster by Design/Safety by Intent #1
Disaster by Design
The March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan did not reveal flooding to be a nuclear safety hazard; it reminded us of this well-known threat. Flooding from internal sources (e.g., broken pipes and failed storage tanks) and from external sources (e.g., heavy rainfall and swollen rivers) had long been recognized as a risk to be managed with an array of flood protection measures. As the following summaries—an abridged sampling among many such events—indicate, there were numerous reminders before Fukushima. Read more >