Sens. Seek Probe Of NRC's Japan Nuclear Crisis Response

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Four Republican senators on Wednesday asked for a probe into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's chairman for evidence of abusive behavior in the agency's response to Japan's recent nuclear crisis.

In a letter to NRC Inspector General Hubert Bell, Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and David Vitter, R-La., say that Chairman Gregory Jaczko exceeded his authority in declaring a state of emergency in the U.S. after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out  safety controls at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in March,...
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