ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ux Consulting Company (UxC), a leading provider of global market and consulting services in the nuclear industry, announces the release of a special report on Nuclear Power in the Post-Fukushima Era. This 350+ page detailed study provides in-depth technical and commercial analysis of Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan and its global impacts. This accident has already had indelible effects on Japan, the nuclear industry, and the international energy markets. While some ramifications are yet to be fully grasped, it is critical to begin analyzing the lessons learned in order to generate strategies to mitigate any similar crisis in the future. This comprehensive report covers a wide range of topics:
- Full-Scope Fukushima Accident Recap & Technical Analysis
- Prospects for Japan (impacts on Japan’s economy and power industry, especially TEPCO)
- Impacts on Global Nuclear Power (world responses to Fukushima, changes to global reactor forecasts, and impacts on alternative fuels and carbon emissions)
- Overall Lessons from Fukushima (details on reactor accident scenarios, operations, and regulations)
- Implications for Operating Reactors (analysis of potential new regulatory requirements for existing reactors and possible engineering solutions)
- Implications for New Reactors (analysis of how new designs, such as Westinghouse AP1000, AREVA EPR, GE-Hitachi ESBWR, and others, including SMRs, would respond to Fukushima-type accidents)
- Implications for Spent Fuel Management (examination of potential new regulations and market effects on spent fuel cooling, storage, and final disposal)
- Nuclear Industry Ramifications (broad analysis of market impacts on utilities, NSSS vendors, EPCs, component suppliers, as well as spent fuel and D&D firms)
Although nuclear power has been damaged by the Fukushima accident, lessons learned can translate into technological improvements resulting in lower risks, and, therefore, it is not impossible to restore nuclear power’s reputation. As presented throughout UxC’s report, there are many ways in which nuclear power can recover and become even more sustainable if the lessons of the Fukushima accident are converted into rapidly implemented technological, regulatory, and procedural improvements. Ultimately, in a world with few good energy options, many countries will definitely continue to rely on this non-emitting, baseload power source long into the future, and thus implementing the lessons of Fukushima is critical.
UxC’s Nuclear Power in the Post-Fukushima Era report is available for immediate purchase.