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U.S. Nuclear Power Blackout Plans Doubted By NRC Chief

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top nuclear regulator cast doubt Thursday on whether reactors in the U.S. are prepared for the type of days-long power outage that struck a nuclear power plant in Japan.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has only re…

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top nuclear regulator cast doubt Thursday on whether reactors in the U.S. are prepared for the type of days-long power outage that struck a nuclear power plant in Japan.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has only required plants in this country to cope without power for four to eight hours. After that time, it assumes some electrical power will be restored.

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