NEW YORK, March 15, 2012 – The ASME Presidential Task Force on Response to Japan Nuclear Power Plant Events on March 14 provided its preliminary recommendations for structuring a new nuclear safety construct that would better serve society and provide a platform for enhancing nuclear power worldwide.
Forging a New Nuclear Safety Construct: Preliminary Recommendations of the ASME Presidential Task Force on Response to Japan Nuclear Power Plant Events was held in conjunction with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulatory Information Conference at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.
Nils J. Diaz, chair of the ASME Presidential Task Force and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was the speaker in the session.
Based on a review of the disaster in Japan – including an assessment of causes, consequences and socio-political and economic impact – the ASME Presidential Task Force presented preliminary recommendations for structuring a nuclear safety construct that serves global society.
The task force sets out to provide a platform for the enhancement of nuclear power safety in markets around the world.
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