U.S. nuclear regulator eyes new earthquake analyses

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Posted: Aug 25, 2011 12:48 PM
U.S. nuclear regulator eyes new earthquake analyses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear safety regulator said on Thursday it plans to give a new tool for reviewing earthquake risks to operators of the country's fleet of 104 reactors later this year.

The analytical tool will be similar to what is used in applications to build new nuclear power plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe)