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Interim report on lessons learnt from Fukushima

Releasing the findings on 18 May, Mike Weightman, executive head of the ONR, stressed that current and proposed reactor designs in the UK are different to those at Fukushima, therfore:

"In considering the direct causes of the Fukushima accident we see no reason for curtailing the operation of nuclear power plants or other nuclear facilities in the UK. Once further work is completed any proposed improvements will be considered and implemented on a case by case basis, in line with our normal regulatory approach."

Read the full Japanese earthquake and tsunami: Implications for the UK Nuclear Industry, Interim Report.

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