Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement three years after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. In the aftermath of the disaster, which occurred on March 11, 2011, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued recommendations and safeguards related to nuclear facilities in the U.S.

Senator Boxer said: "Today marks three years since the Fukushima disaster, and I am still concerned that the NRC is taking so long to require the implementation of the safety plan that its own staff recommended. Our committee will continue oversight on this issue to make sure safety measures are carried out."