U.S. nuclear agency plans safety review of reactors

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Posted: Mar 23, 2011 5:49 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear regulator on Wednesday voted to conduct a safety review of U.S. nuclear reactors in response to the crisis in Japan.

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.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Eric Walsh)