NRC shores up response efforts after Japanese nuclear crisis

Monday - 8/29/2011, 8:47am EDT

Jack Grobe, deputy director for nuclear regulation, NRC

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After the devastating earthquake in Japan in March, that was further complicated by a possible nuclear disaster, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wanted to know if it could happen in the United States.

It turns out — probably not. What happened in Japan was unique to that region, according to findings by an NRC task force.

However, the task force's report also found room for improvement.

The recommendations of the NRC task force are especially sought after following the rare magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rattled the region last week.

Jack Grobe, the NRC's deputy director for nuclear regulation and a member of the task force, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the commission's findings.