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November 9, 2012

NRC chair: quake study may force new designs

Associated Press

ATLANTA — Recent earthquakes demonstrate the need for the nation's nuclear industry to re-evaluate the geologic hazards facing power plants, a process that has already started, the new chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week.

NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane said in an interview that a spate of natural events shows the importance of further study.

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