Japan says to create independent nuclear regulator

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 07, 2011 7:08 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government said on Tuesday that it would create an independent nuclear power regulator in the wake of the crisis at the Fukushima atomic plant.

In a report to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Japan's government also said it would overhaul nuclear safety standards.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Joseph Radford)