Senator Boxer: Holding the NRC Accountable
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Today, as Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I held a hearing to conduct oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). To read my opening statement, please click here.
The American people’s faith in nuclear power was shaken by the Fukushima crisis, and the American public rightly expects the NRC to redouble its efforts to ensure that our nuclear plants are the safest in the world. That has not happened yet. If nuclear power is to maintain the public trust, the NRC must move forward to ensure compliance with needed safety upgrades.
Count on me to hold the NRC accountable for carrying out its stated mission “to protect public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.”
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer