March 12, 2014 | Barb Carr

News & Current Events: In the Wake of Fukushima, The Natural Resources Defense Council’s Newest Report Condemns the NRC’s Hydrogen Generation Safety

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From the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Report Preventing Hydrogen Explosions In Severe Nuclear Accidents: Unresolved Safety Issues Involving Hydrogen Generation And Mitigation

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is failing to meet the statutory standard of “adequate protection” of the public against the hazard of hydrogen explosions in a severe reactor accident.

After Fukushima Daiichi’s three devastating hydrogen explosions, the NRC decided to relegate investigating severe accident hydrogen safety issues to the lowest-priority and least proactive stage of its post–Fukushima Daiichi accident response.

NRDC believes that the NRC should reconsider its approach and promptly address severe accident safety issues involving hydrogen.”

Click this link to read the full report: http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/hydrogen-generation-safety.asp

A short synopsis of the findings:

NRDC Report: U.S. Nuclear Safety Regulators Ignore Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risks Despite Fukushima Tragedy

http://www.enewspf.com/opinion/analysis/50805-nrdc-report-u-s-nuclear-safety-regulators-ignore-severe-accident-hydrogen-explosion-risks-despite-fukushima-tragedy.html

An in-depth interpretation of the findings:

US Nuclear Safety Regulators Continue to Ignore Lessons of Fukushima for Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risk at US Reactors

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/cpaine/us_nuclear_safety_regulators_c.html

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

Fukushima Photo courtesy of: http://www.globalresearch.ca/articlePictures/fukushimafire.bmp

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