NRC members appear at odds about proposed safety rule for reactors

01/9/2013 | Fox Business

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission discussed a staff recommendation to require U.S. nuclear plants to upgrade their venting systems, and agency members seemed at odds over the issue. The proposed rule, which would entail the installation of external filters at plants with designs similar to that of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant, would cost at least $16 million per reactor. "It is not an insubstantial investment that we are making," said Maria Korsnick, Constellation Energy's chief nuclear officer, referring to the overall industry safety enhancements at U.S. nuclear power plants since the Fukushima incident.

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