Nuclear Industry Calls for Review of NRC Report

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