Rush And Pallone Blast NRC’s Final Rule for Nuclear Reactor Safety
WASHINGTON — Today, Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) released the following statement today blasting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) final rule intended to implement safety lessons learned from the 2011 accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.
“We are extremely disappointed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s action today. A number of critical safety measures that would have required plants to prepare for the potential impacts of seismic and flooding hazards were excluded from this final rule. It is dangerous to leave out the most important enhanced safety measures. As the Energy and Commerce Committee embarks on its oversight of NRC this Congress, we will have questions for the Commission as to why it chose to abandon the most important provisions of this rule.”