Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: U.S. Scientists Look For Lessons From Japanese Accident

Posted by Candice Wynter, December 2, 2012

This Nov. 12, 2011 photo shows a view of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/David Guttenfel)

TOKYO — A group of American scientists met in Tokyo on Tuesday to study last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident in hopes of finding lessons to improve the safety of U.S. atomic power reactors.

Norman Neureiter, head of the 22-member committee of the National Academy of Sciences, said the tsunami-spawned disaster at Fukushima nuclear power plant and its continuing impact have caused widespread concerns about the safety of nuclear energy.

“We are trying to look at the whole experience and to take from that lessons which can be applied to increasing safety of nuclear power,” he told The Associated Press during a coffee break between technical sessions.

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