Nuclear Energy Insider: Safety Upgrade Strategies Unveiled for Post-Fukushima US Nuclear Industry

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This October will see the US nuclear industry come together to hammer out implementation strategies in the $23.5 billion safety upgrade industry

The U.S. Plant Safety Enhancement Conference on October 25-26, Charlotte, NC will see the coming together of the nuclear industry’s key players as they address the key challenges of implementing US NRC-ordered safety enhancements.

Focusing on overcoming containment protection, technical issues, emergency preparedness, extended loss of offsite power, spent fuel pool safety, and regulatory compliance, this is a conference not to be missed.

On speaking at the conference, Joseph Pollock, VP of Operations, Entergy and NEI Executive Director working on post-Fukushima safety enhancements for the U.S. nuclear fleet says, “I’m looking forward to sharing information on the progress made so far in the nuclear industry. There are challenges sites will have with new guidelines, regulations and the time frames associated with implementation. It’s always interesting to present an update in person to peers - the feedback and interaction is good to experience.”

Similarly, George Felgate, Managing Director of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is enthusiastic to provide an international perspective on the impact of the Fukushima accident. WANO, formed in wake of Chernobyl, has until recently been primarily focused on prevention, Mr Felgate explained. Now, he says, the “realization is that while we can’t take the emphasis off prevention one bit, we have to add mitigation.”

As a result, WANO is now adding emergency preparedness and severe accident management to the scope of all four programs that cover peer reviews, technical support missions, operating experience, and professional and technical development.

The U.S. Plant Safety Enhancement Conference at which they’ll be speaking will undoubtedly be the best chance in the fall of 2012 for vendors to meet and network with the major U.S. and international nuclear plant owners looking to implement detailed and well managed safety enhancement programs.

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