Federation of American Scientists: Nuclear Regulatory Reforms Needed

FAS ReportIn a new report titled, “Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power,” the Federation of American Scientists examines the regulatory failures that contributed to the worst outcomes of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and proposes new regulatory reforms aimed at preventing future disasters. The proposed reforms include an overhaul of the nuclear regulatory bureaucracy, addressing the “revolving door” dilemma, and specific safety measures to be adopted.

The report applauds the formation of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) within the Japanese Ministry of the Environment but also urges the Japanese government to establish corresponding legal and regulatory frameworks to ensure the NRA remains independent of political machinations and industry overreach.

>>Read the full report here.