EDF Energy: effective op risk management at a nuclear power station

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The Sizewell-B station

At the Gloucester facility of EDF Energy, the UK subsidiary, one particular wall hanging attracts attention. It’s a large timeline chart, perhaps fifteen feet long, detailing every key date in the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. It continues to be updated as new material is published about the spread of radiation, about the technical and design issues that gave rise to the tsunami-related event, and about the operating company, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco).
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