Nuclear Regulators Agree To Tighten Safety Rules

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will make new rules designed to insure that the country's nuclear reactors can withstand floods, earthquakes and major power losses, and that operators have detailed emergency plans in place, the commission announced Thursday.

The NRC voted to adopt seven recommendations made by a task force charged with advising the commission on new regulations aimed at preventing a nuclear disaster like the one at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan following a massive earthquake and tsunami in March.

The Fukushima disaster, in...
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