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UPDATE 1-US NRC to use safety steps learned from Fukushima via Reuters

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will immediately begin implementing seven safety recommendations from an agency task force that developed them after studying Japan’s Fukushima reactor disaster, the NRC said on Thursday.

The seven recommendations are among 12 presented by the task force in July, the NRC said in a release on Thursday.

Post-Fukushima upgrades and regulatory changes are expected to add costs for existing and new reactors so NRC action is being closely watched by Exelon , Entergy Corp and merger partners Duke Energy and Progress Energy .

If the Duke-Progress merger is completed, Duke will rank as the second-largest U.S. nuclear operator behind Exelon.

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