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Senators ask U.S nuclear regulators to review nuclear plants

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Senators ask U.S nuclear regulators to review nuclear plants


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senators on Thursday asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review the capacity of the nation's nuclear plants to withstand disasters in the wake of the Japan nuclear crisis.
Barbara Boxer, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Tom Carper, also a Democrat, asked for the review in a letter to the chairman of the NRC, Gregory Jaczko.
"These domestic nuclear reactors must be fully evaluated to ensure that they are as safe and resilient as possible ... and that personnel training and equipment for emergency response
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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Well this was expected, but its now official after obama announced it live,
I wonder how many other countries will follow suit?

Also what will it reveal about the current gen nuclear plants, if they come up as defective or inadequote how much will the government be willing to pay to fix the issue?

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:53 AM
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And here was me thinking this was major news,
Ya know, seeing as your future is dependant on nuclear power



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by AmmonSeth
And here was me thinking this was major news,
Ya know, seeing as your future is dependant on nuclear power


It is major news - but nothing will change if no one pays attention, will it?

...Please keep updating - it's important.



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