Society News Archive

21 June 2012
ASME Report on Fukushima and Nuclear Safety in the Future

An American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Task Force recently released recommendations for a new nuclear safety construct. It  reaches beyond the traditional regulatory framework of adequate protection of public health and safety to minimize socio-political and economic consequences caused by radioactive releases from accidents.

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, causing the accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi, exposed potential vulnerabilities of nuclear power plants to extreme events. The ASME President Victoria A. Rockwell commissioned a Presidential Task Force to review the events, examine the global implications and make recommendations on ASME’s role in addressing issues and lessons learned.

Learn more here.

Read the report here.