NRC chief says nuke agency to look at flood risk

Associated Press: U.S. nuclear power plants may need to upgrade their flood protection plans to avoid a crisis like Japan has faced since a massive earthquake unleashed a tsunami, the top U.S. nuclear regulator said Monday. Severe flooding from the March 11 tsunami is likely to emerge as a "dominant cause" of the disaster in Japan, said Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko. While nuclear plants have always been required to have detailed flood protection plans, Jaczko said the Japanese crisis......

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