NEI Infographic Explains Nuclear Energy Industry’s FLEX Strategy


Much has been written about the FLEX strategy — the U.S. nuclear energy industry’s response to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011. Based on Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Fukushima task force recommendations, the flexible and deployable system essentially combines on-site and off-site backup safety measures to ensure effective reactor cooling during extreme natural events.

Perhaps the best explanation of the complex initiative is a new infographic from the Nuclear Energy Institute, “Making Safe Nuclear Energy Safer after Fukushima.”

FLEX “builds on safety steps taken by industry during the past three decades by providing a fast, effective and efficient way to apply the lessons learned from Japan’s experience,” according to the data visualization.

 

NEI infographic of FLEX strategy