"Nuclear Chief: Safety Moves Behind Schedule"

"Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said Tuesday the agency wasn't on pace to meet its own timeline for improving safety at U.S. nuclear plants in response to the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant a year ago."

"The NRC will soon issue its first orders in response to the Fukushima accident, but it is also weighing a host of regulatory changes that could impose extra costs on the operators of the 104 reactors in the U.S."

Ryan Tracy reports for the Wall St. Journal March 6, 2012.
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SEE ALSO:

"Year After Fukushima, US Plodding on  Nuclear Plant Fixes, Watchdog Says" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Japanese Prime Minister Says Government Shares Blame for Nuclear Disaster" (New York Times)

"New Nationwide Poll Shows Wariness About Nuclear Power" (Salt Lake Tribune)

"Panel: US Should Rethink Nuke Emergency Plans" (CBS News)

Thursday, March 8, 2012