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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Science of Responding to a Nuclear Reactor Accident. Summary of a Symposium. Held on May 13, 2014.|
|CORP Author||National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Nuclear reactors ; Accidents ; Reactor safety ; Reactor accidents ; Symposiums ; Federal government ; State government ; United States ; Evacuation ; Sheltering ; Food interdictions ; Regulatory authority ; Potassium iodide(KI) ; Emergency Planning Zones(EPZs)|
This document provides a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the May 13, 2014. The symposium topic was prompted by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was initiated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. This was the fourth major nuclear accident that has occurred since the beginning of the nuclear age some 60 years ago. This years symposium promoted discussions among federal, state, academic, research institute, and news media representatives on current scientific knowledge and response plans for nuclear reactor accidents.