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Nuclear Power Safety

All energy technologies have risks and impacts, but nuclear power is exceptional in its potential to produce catastrophic accidents that can affect thousands or even millions of people and have profound human, environmental and economic consequences. Fortunately, such accidents have been rare in nuclear power's brief history. But this is no excuse for complacency.

The Fukushima disaster in March 2011 was a wake-up call for nuclear power in the US and elsewhere. In its aftermath, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission promised to upgrade safety regulations and improve enforcement. UCS nuclear power safety experts are following this process closely, providing analysis of what the NRC is and isn't doing to fulfill its promises and help keep nuclear power as safe as possible.

NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY BASICS

 

NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY IN DEPTH

OUR ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY

NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY POLICY

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