Full speed ahead on U.S. nuclear overhaul: regulator

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Posted: Jul 18, 2011 1:38 PM
Full speed ahead on U.S. nuclear overhaul: regulator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear cop wants to push ahead with sweeping regulatory changes for nuclear safety, cutting through the exhaustive technical reviews that typically make for more lengthy deliberations at his agency.

Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said he wants the NRC to provide clear direction on changes warranted by Japan's Fukushima Daiichi within 90 days, and for the regulator and the industry to have changes implemented within five years.

(By Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe)