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Safety Culture Promoting Activities After Fukushima Accident

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Satoshi Kurata

Japan Nuclear Safety Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sekine

Chubu Electric Power Co., Nagoya, Japan

Paper No. ICONE21-15428, pp. V001T01A020; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/ICONE21-15428
From:
  • 2013 21st International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • Volume 1: Plant Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Modifications, Life Cycle and Balance of Plant; Nuclear Fuel and Materials; Radiation Protection and Nuclear Technology Applications
  • Chengdu, China, July 29–August 2, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5578-2
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Nuclear safety culture has been one of the most important aspects for safe and reliable operations of nuclear power plants worldwide.

Promoting nuclear safety culture has been a very important task for Japanese nuclear operators since 2007, when it was introduced into the Safety Regulations.

CEPCO has positively promoted safety culture. Although TEPCO also promoted safety culture, the Fukushima accident occurred in March 2011. The official investigation reports on the accident pointed out that one cause of accident could be safety culture problems. Therefore we should seriously consider effectiveness of safety culture promoting activities which we worked on.

This study presents issues and appropriate improvements for the safety culture promoting activities reflecting the Fukushima accident and our experiences in this five years.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME
Topics: Safety , Accidents

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