Les cahiers de l'ASN #3 - 10 years after Fukushima
Rated level 7, the highest on the international nuclear events scale (INES), the accident which struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had considerable human and environmental consequences.
“There can be no grounds for complacency about nuclear safety in any country. Some of the factors that contributed to the Fukushima Daiichi accident were not unique to Japan.
Continuous questioning and openness to learning from experience are key to safety culture and are essential for everyone involved in nuclear power. Safety must always come first.”
These words from Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 2009 to 2019, illustrate what underpinned ASN’s deliberations and decisions with a view to improving the safety of nuclear facilities in France.