US Nuclear Industry Maintains ‘Excellent’ Safety Record, Says NRC Report

Posted by NucNet on 20 November 2014 in NucNet

Security & Safety

Nuclear reactor and materials licensees maintained their “excellent” safety record during the fiscal year that ended on 30 September 2014, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2014, issued yesterday.

The report says the NRC’s chief achievement was the extended storage rule, approved in August. This rule allowed the NRC to lift a suspension on licensing decisions for new reactors, reactor renewals, and renewals of spent fuel storage facilities.

The report is online

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