Report: US nuclear plants vulnerable to disasters despite post-Fukushima safety steps

A rider with scales sits upon a black horse. This depiction is represenative of a scarcity of food and famine.

Nuclear Power Plant

– May 24, 2016

The National Academies of Sciences’ new report on the safety of the U.S. nuclear industry finds several previous recommendations have been implemented, but seemed to indicate facilities are at risk from possible terror attacks, especially those which might coincide with other events.

The 2011 nuclear accident in Japan “should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools during severe accidents and terrorist attacks,” NAS said in a statement.