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Pictures—Ten Oldest U.S. Nuclear Plants: Post-Japan Risks via National Geographic

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The world’s largest nuclear energy producer, the United States, Tuesday aired its first detailed public examination of whether stronger safety standards are needed in light of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Although the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) task force concluded that the sequence of events that caused Japan’s crisis was unlikely to recur in the United States, the panel has urged a new focus on preparing for the unexpected.

(Related: “How is Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Different?)

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