AG Coakley Raising Concerns About Mass. Nuclear Power Plants

BOSTON (CBS) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says containment at three reactors at the crippled Fukishima nuclear plant in Japan is currently intact and the situation at the plant appears to be stabilizing.

The NRC met to get an update from staffers on the ongoing crisis and devise a plan to meet President Obama’s call for a comprehensive safety review at the 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S.

The commission says Units 1, 2 and 3 at the plant have some core damage, but that containment for those three reactors is not currently breached.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is raising concerns about two nuclear power plants with designs for spent fuel rod storage that are similar to Japan’s designs.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.


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