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Jul 11, 2011

Reflecting the American nuclear power plants in Fukushima Tragedy

WASHINGTON - The tragedy of the leaking of nuclear power plants (NPP) Fukushima in Japan's nuclear industry to make the United States (U.S.) reflection. The new regulation that can spend billions of dollars in the middle of brewing today.
Head of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is changing the rules in the nuclear Uncle Sam's country, so that the disaster that occurred in Fukushima does not happen to the U.S..
"I think the industry should make changes, although it will produce enormous cost," said former Authority Chairman Craven Crowell Tennessee Nuclear quoted as saying by the Associated Press on Monday (7/11/2011).
This change will certainly be costly for owners of nuclear plants like Exelon, Entergy and PG & E. Surely this can also cause changes to the plan to build new nuclear power plants are scheduled for the next 30 years.
Surely this change is not without obstacles. The NRC staff and five other committee members should sit together to talk about details of the desired changes. They certainly should promote changes to the owners of existing nuclear power plants.
"In general, we may be faced with two to three years time the determination of this change," according to Daniel Stenger partners from the NRC.
While the NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko assesses regulatory changes and it will take a long time. "I think this regulation will not be accepted for up to 10 years. We are still working hard on a recommendation from the unit clerk regulatory changes," said Jaczko.
The last time the NRC proposed changes to the system after the attacks of 11 September 2001. At that nuclear power is considered as a potential target for terrorists. Only in 2009, the NRC successfully completed the comprehensive rules concerning the safeguarding of nuclear installations in the U.S..
NRC officials acknowledged, although the safety rules take a long time to be resolved, the internal security of nuclear power has been applied to all nuclear facilities in America. It is not free from incidents that occurred at Chernobyl in 1986.
Looking at the pressure of society and reflect on incidents that occurred in Fukushima last March, there was no other choice than the NRC to change their security systems. But until now it seems the NRC continues to ignore the demands of citizens, who want a change in licensing for nuclear power plants are aging.
Residents also urged the NRC to take a decision on a new reactor designs, to the Fukushima reactor has been checked by the Japanese authorities.

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