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U.S. Nuclear Regulator Will Conduct Safety Review Of Reactors

In the wake of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, the United States' nuclear regulator said they will conduct safety reviews of U.S. nuclear reactors.

Reuters reports:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission created a special agency task force that will provide regular updates on the status of U.S. nuclear reactors and advise whether any immediate corrective action is needed at the plants.

In a statement, the commission said its planning for a short-term and long-term review. In the short-term, the commission will provide formal updates in 30, 60 and 90 days and will provide guidance on things that need "immediate action." The long-term focus will be taking lessons about what went wrong in Japan.

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