The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is demanding that operators of the 104 U.S. nuclear reactors submit detailed information about plans to respond to a possible terrorist attack.
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said Wednesday the agency will require operators to submit by June 10 details about plans, equipment and personnel in place to respond to a terrorist attack. The agency has required nuclear power plants to prove their ability to respond to terrorism since the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.
Officials began updating requirements after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis in Japan.
Jaczko said officials want to ensure those strategies still work and employees at nuclear plants know how to carry them out. Operators will be required to provide more detailed information by mid-July.
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