Nuclear Regulatory Chairman Gregory Jaczko, , said the agency should rethink its safety requirements in light of the problems at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
San Onofre, which provides about 20 percent of Southern California’s power, has been shut down since January after radiation leaked from its newly-installed steam generators.
Jaczko resigned earlier this week under pressure from other board members, who objected to his style and his stand on safety issues. He will remain until a replacement is appointed. He said today if it turns out the operator, Southern California Edison, complied with NRC requirements when it installed the new generators, then the NRC needs to rethink its regulations.