Six U.S. nuclear plants undergo intensive review: NRC

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 31, 2011 11:09 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a "more intensive review" of six U.S. plants as part of its "very conservative" safety review system, its chairman told lawmakers at a hearing on Thursday.

"Right now there are approximately six plants that are in one of the areas of more intensive review from a safety perspective, and those are the plants that right now we are most concerned about," Gregory Jaczko said at a House appropriations committee hearing.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Marguerita Choy)