N.R.C. Approves Building of 2 Reactors in Georgia – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, February 9, 2012


The sole vote against approval was cast by the commission’s chairman, Gregory B. Jaczko. He said the construction and operating license would not assure that all of the safety improvements sought by the agency in response to Japan’s Fukushima disaster would be accomplished before the reactors begin operating in 2016 and 2017.“I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima had never happened,” Mr. Jaczko said. But his colleagues said they were confident that the commission’s regular rule-making process would ensure that all appropriate safety changes were carried out and that public health and safety were protected.

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