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Inquiry status: inquiry concluded, report published, government response published
Shortly after the Science and Technology Committee’s report into Scientific Advice and Evidence in Emergencies was published in March 2011, Japan suffered its worst recorded earthquake, followed by a destructive tsunami. This resulted in several explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi power station and major releases of radioactivity. In response to the crisis in Japan, the German government announced a measured exit from nuclear power. In the UK, the Government responded to nuclear safety concerns by commissioning a review of what lessons could be learnt from the Fukushima accident to enhance the safety of the UK nuclear industry.
The Science and Technology Committee conducted an inquiry exploring risk assessment, communication, perception and tolerability in relation to energy infrastructure, focusing on nuclear power.
Science and Technology Committee publishes report
Science and Technology Committee to publish report
MPs to explore the risk communication in the media
Committee to hear from scientists and statisticians
Written evidence published on web
New inquiry announced