Nuclear Safety Deferred: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Inadequate Response to the Lessons of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident

Closing in on the one-year anniversary of the largest nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, many people are reflecting on the events of last year's Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster. Those in the United States may wonder: Has anything changed here? What have we learned from Fukushima, and is the U.S. nuclear industry safer than it was a year ago? Should Americans be confident in our nuclear regulators? And how has the situation progressed in Japan since March 2011? What has been the impact of the Fukushima catastrophe on the global nuclear industry?

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