NRC wants U.S. nuclear operators to adopt new seismic model


  • NRC wants U.S. nuclear operators to adopt new seismic model

    (Reuters) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the agency wants nuclear plant operators in the central and eastern United States to use a new seismic model to reassess the potential for earthquakes in their area.

    The study comes almost a year after the disaster in Japan in March when an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing reactor fuel meltdowns and radiation releases.

    Source: reuters.com