NRC seeks public comment on proposed order

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed order regarding station blackouts at the nation’s nuclear power plants.


A radiation monitor indicates 102.00 microsieverts per hour at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. (Issei Kato/VIA BLOOMBERG)

The five NRC commissioners testified on the Hill last week about procedures taken to ensure such a disaster would not happen on U.S. soil.

The notice for public comment, published Tuesday in the Federal Register, asks for input on station blackout procedures, nuclear plant design and whether regulations should demand plants withstand natural disasters greater than what they are already designed for.

The public comment period is open until May 4 and can be submitted through regulations.gov.

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