GAO Urges NRC To Expedite Reactor Upgrade Decision

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended Tuesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission quickly reach a decision about upgrading its automated system for transmitting key reactor data as part of a safety report issued on the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

Assessing international and domestic regulatory progress three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station, the GAO commended the NRC for improving its emergency response data system while noting that the ERDS is not equipped to collect and transmit...
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