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Project Title: Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants

PIN: DELS-NRSB-12-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
DEPS Board on Energy & Environmental Systems
Committee on International Security and Arms Control
Office of the Foreign Secretaries
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

RSO:
Crowley, Kevin

Subject/Focus Area:
Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; International Issues; National Security and Defense


Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants
September 6, 2012 - September 7, 2012
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Darlene Gros
Email: Fukushima@nas.edu
Phone: +1 (202) 334-3066
Fax: +1 (202) 334-3077


Agenda:

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants

Meeting #2: September 6-7, 2012

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20418

Draft Agenda (as of August 17, 2012)


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Room 120 (Note: This session will be webcasted; overflow seating is available in Room 250.)

8:30 am
Call to order and welcome
Introductions of committee and staff
Meeting plan and procedures
Norm Neureiter, committee chair

8:45 am
TEPCO Overview of Fukushima Accident
Shin Takizawa, Manager, Nuclear International Relations and Strategy Group, Nuclear Power & Plant Siting Administrative Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Toshiaki Sakai, General Manager, Construction Engineering Center, Construction Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Yasunori Yamanaka, Manager, Nuclear Safety Engineering Group, Nuclear
Asset Management Department, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Kenji Tateiwa, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs, Tokyo Electric Power
Company Washington Office

9:35 am
Questions and discussion

10:05 am
Break

10:25 am
INPO Overview of the Fukushima Accident Timeline
William E. Webster, Jr., Senior Vice President
Steven W. Meng, Manager, Emergency Preparedness
Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

11:15 am
Questions and discussion

11:45 am
Opportunity for public comment

12:15 pm
Adjourn morning session (Lunch available for purchase in the NAS Refectory located on the Lower Level)


DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Rooms 120 & 250 (Note: The session in Room 120 will be webcasted; a video recording of the session in Room 250 will be posted on the NAS website after the meeting.)

1:00 pm
Committee Breakout Sessions

Group 1: Accident progression, management, and recovery (Room 120)
Objectives:
• Understand the accident timeline and identify key information gaps.
• Understand the actions taken by operations personnel to manage the plant during the accident and return it to a stable condition.
• Understand the technical decision-making process for coping with the accident.

Group 2: Response of the physical plant during the accident (Room 250)
Objectives:
• Understand how major components of the physical plant (e.g., backup power, emergency core cooling systems, reactors, primary and secondary containments, and spent fuel pools) performed during the accident.
• Understand the current status of these components.
• Identify key information gaps in performance and current status.

Note: Each session will have a 20-minute break starting at about 3:00 pm and an opportunity for public comments starting at about 5:10 pm.

5:30 pm
Adjourn afternoon breakout sessions

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Friday, September 7

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Room 120 (Note: An audiotape of this session will be posted on the NAS website after the meeting.)

8:30 am
Call to order and welcome
Meeting plan and procedures
Norm Neureiter, committee chair

8:40 am
Comments from Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States

8:55 am
Questions and discussion

9:05 am
Opportunity for public comments

9:15 am
Adjourn open session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Norman Neureiter (Chair)
John Garrick (Vice-Chair)

Bob Bari
Percy Beard Jr.
Jan Beyea
Quinn Brewster
Richard Denning
Vijay Dhir*
Michael Golay*
Barbara Hamrick
Shelley Hearne
Paul Locke
Jim Matheson
Najmedin Meshkati
Tom Moser
Arthur Motta
John Orcutt
Emilie Roth
Joe Shepherd
Elizabeth Ten Eyck
Frank von Hippel
Loring Wyllie Jr.

*Participated via conference call

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Open Session presentations and breakout sessions
Future committee meetings and nuclear plant site visits
Supplemental bias and conflict of interest
Security clearances

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
-Article entitled "The scientific jigsaw puzzle: Fitting the pieces of the low-level radiation debate," by Jan Beyea, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2012 68: 13
-Potassium Iodide tablets sent for distribution to committee members by Alan Morris, president of Anbex Inc.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 10, 2012