The Nuclear Energy Institute faults the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s report for neglecting to cite data and information from the Fukushima Daiichi disaster to support its recommendations.

NRC_LogoThe nuclear industry said that key stakeholders should have the opportunity to “vet” a federal report recommending a series of sweeping new regulations at the country’s nuclear power plants.

The Nuclear Energy Institute, the nuclear industry’s trade group, applauded the release of the task force’s 90-day review of the country’s reactors. NEI called the report a “first step” in a broader review of Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

But, on a conference call with reporters Wednesday, NEI Senior Vice President Anthony Pietrangelo called for “greater stakeholder engagement” as well as a thorough review by the NRC commissioners.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill
Photo: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission