"U.S. Nuclear Plants To Step Up Emergency Plans: INPO"

"Some U.S. nuclear plants are not in full compliance with rules set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States to respond to explosions and fires, a self-regulatory body for the nuclear industry has found.

The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, or INPO, found issues with where plants store and place equipment, and said plants with more than one reactor need to improve their ability to respond to emergencies affecting all the units, the president of the U.S. nuclear trade group said on Tuesday.

INPO inspected plants after Japan's Fukushima disaster, and found a series of improvements are needed, said Marvin Fertel of the Nuclear Energy Institute."

Roberta Rampton reports for Reuters May 10, 2011.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011