Commission Examines Nuclear Safety in Missouri

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 30 2011 Mar 30, 2011 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:37:00 PM CDT March 30, 2011 in News
By: Breana Jones

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Public Commission held a presentation during its meeting on Wednesday to address public concern over the safety of nuclear power plants.

The commission emphasized the regulatory differences between Japan and the United States, including newer technology, and the use of multiple back up systems to prevent a nuclear meltdown.

Adam Heflin, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer for Ameren Missouri, said the Callaway Plant is designed to withstand the worst case earthquake.

After the events in Japan, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, an industry self-regulation group, issued immediate actions to be undertaken at all United States nuclear plants. Those actions include inspections to be sure each nuclear facility can withstand earthquake, fire, and flood emergencies.

 

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