7166 Assessing Nuclear Seismic Safety and Reliability in the Post-Fukushima Era

Sunday, February 19, 2012: 10:30 AM
Room 202-204 (VCC West Building)
Stuart P. Nishenko , Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA
The global dialog on the seismic safety and reliability of nuclear power plants changed following the Mw 9 Tohoku Japan earthquake and tsunami. Programs to update earthquake and tsunami hazard assessments, evaluations of possible impacts of collateral damage, and analyses of beyond-design-basis performance for existing nuclear and other critical energy facilities have taken on a new urgency as a result.