Republicans Press NRC To Slow Post-Fukushima Rulemaking

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 3:21 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans on Monday joined a chorus of GOP lawmakers urging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take its time issuing new regulations in the aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, arguing the current rulemaking process could create unnecessary regulatory burdens for the nuclear industry.

Seven Republican members of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, led by ranking member David Vitter, R-La., expressed concern in a letter to NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane that the regulator is departing from using rigorous technical and...
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