Japanese earthquake and tsunami: implications for the UK nuclear industry

This Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) guide explains what lessons could be learnt in the UK nuclear industry from Fukushima.

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This report was produced to examine the circumstances of the Fukushima accident to see what lessons could be learnt to enhance the safety of the UK nuclear industry, but does not examine nuclear policy issues.

Who wrote this?

Mike Weightman, Chief Inspector of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).


This version was published in September 2011.


To improve the safety of the UK industry in light of the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Who should read this?

Relevant to anyone who is involved in making nuclear facilities safe.


This 288-page paper gives an overview of the lessons for the UK nuclear industry, broken down into those useful to all, to government, to the ONR, and to the industry.

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