NRC Chairman Jaczko discusses nuclear facility safety
In light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, questions are being raised about the safety of other energy production in the United States. Can nuclear facilities guarantee safety? Is an accident on the scale of the BP spill possible at a nuclear power plant? During today's OnPoint, Greg Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, discusses safety oversight of nuclear facilities in the United States. He also comments on the Obama administration's recent move to end funding for Yucca Mountain.