Society News Archive

13 October 1999

In response to the President's request, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in close cooperation with other federal agencies, is working to learn more about the criticality accident that recently occurred at a nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Tokaimura, Japan. The effort will help to see whether lessons learned there might further improve the existing programs at commercial fuel fabrication facilities in the United States.

The Japanese government has accepted the President's offer to send a small team to Japan to learn first hand about the accident.

For more information about NRC's plans go to