NEA (2023), Post-Fukushima Action Implementation at Nuclear Installations: Human and Organisational Factors Lessons Learnt, OECD Publishing, Paris
In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011, nuclear regulators, industry organisations, and operating companies across the globe began the process of understanding the lessons learnt from the accident and planning actions to strengthen preparedness and the capabilities to respond to and mitigate the effects of such extreme external events. Although many of these actions leverage new equipment or technologies, these enhancements typically continue to rely on the ability of plant staff to make sound and timely decisions and to complete assigned actions within a limited amount of time. As a result, human and organisational factors are central to realising the intended benefits of the many post-Fukushima enhancements that have been implemented or remain in progress.
This report offers the lessons learnt related to human and organisational factors that are being gained from implementing the actions that many regulatory authorities and nuclear facility operators around the world are taking to strengthen their ability to respond to events like those experienced at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The report enables the sharing of these lessons learnt broadly so that they can be used to facilitate and enhance such efforts by all parties working to strengthen their preparedness and mitigation capabilities.