In all your planning for business continuity, I hope that a nuclear incident is something your plan won’t be actually tested against. Nuclear plants are built to withstand incredible stresses, and in fact, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was actually able to maintain operations after Japan’s 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in March of this year; it was the ensuing tsunami that interrupted the plant’s emergency generators, rendering them unable to cool the system, which is critical in nuclear plant safety.
A recent article is about nuclear power plant in Illinois had great advice for anyone in business continuity planning. These Illinoisans have wisely used the lessons learned from other disasters, both those that involved nuclear plants and those that didn’t, from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 to the 9/11 terrorists attacks of 2001, in their continuity planning efforts. And as all good business continuity planners do, they’ve prepared in case something untoward does happen—and that plan includes emergency notification, shelter, evacuation and exposure control. Find out how you can do the same by downloading a copy of The Definitive Guide to Business Continuity Planning.