One of the U.S. nuclear energy industry's biggest challenges post-Fukushima is funding plant safety enhancements while continuing to operate without incident on a daily basis, according to Tony Pietrangelo, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute. New regulations for existing nuclear plants in response to the Fukushima Daiichi incident will roll out this spring, while the construction of new reactors is expected to begin this year. Pietrangelo predicts the gradual expansion of nuclear energy, which will lead to new jobs created throughout the U.S.

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