The NRC has developed an animated timeline to
walk you through the major events in our response to the Japanese
earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, and the resulting accident at the
Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. You can also click on specific
events in the timeline to get more information on our activities related
The timeline is part of our redesign for the part of the NRC website devoted to the events in Japan.
timeline lists our efforts to first monitor facilities on the U.S. West
Coast and then expand our actions by supporting the U.S. aid effort in
Japan. As 2011 continued (and turned into 2012), we took additional
actions to ensure U.S. nuclear power plants remained safe and that the
agency learned the appropriate lessons from Fukushima Dai-ichi.
We’ll continue to update the timeline and the website as we complete additional actions.