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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Industry Adopts Initiative to Acquire More Emergency Equipment

U.S. Nuclear Industry Adopts Initiative to Acquire More Emergency Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Nuclear Energy Institute today announced the industry’s unanimous approval of an initiative to procure additional on-site portable equipment that will be available to help ensure that every commercial nuclear energy facility can respond safely to extreme events, no matter what the cause.
Companies that operate America’s nuclear energy facilities already have acquired or ordered more than 300 pieces of major equipment to supplement layer upon layer of safety at the nation’s commercial reactors. The initiative commits every company operating a nuclear energy facility to order or enter into contract for a plant-specific list of emergency equipment by March 31.
The equipment ranges from diesel-driven pumps and electric generators to ventilation fans, hoses, fittings, cables and communications gear. It also includes support materials for emergency responders, including food, water and other supplies.
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