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NRC Chairman Discusses Nuclear Power Industry

Washington, DC
Monday, July 18, 2011

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spoke today at the National Press Club, one day before the NRC meets to discuss a staff report on the Japanese nuclear accident and what the U.S. nuclear power industry can learn from the incident.

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said that the commission's recommendations, if implemented by the U.S. nuclear industry, would help prevent the chain of events that caused the Fukushima nuclear plant to melt down.  He said that while the NRC believes there is "no imminent threat (of an accident) one believes that what happened in Japan would be acceptable in this country."

On March 11 of this year the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant suffered a meltdown due to an earthquake and tsunami that followed.



Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011 at 5:29pm (ET)

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