NRC Mulls When To Act On Safety Recommendations

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- A disagreement over the time frame for improving U.S. nuclear safety took center stage Tuesday as U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission members reported to a Senate panel on an internal report urging regulatory reform in the aftermath of Japan's recent nuclear disaster.

The NRC assembled a task force to analyze the U.S. system for policing nuclear plants after a March 11 earthquake provoked a meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant. In a 92-page report released in July, the task force acknowledged that a sequence of events similar...
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