Washington, DC - Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement regarding a report that was released today by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the safety of U.S. nuclear facilities. The 90-day review was conducted by a task force that was created following Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March.

Senator Boxer said: "The NRC's 90-day review includes important steps that would improve safety at U.S. nuclear facilities. We must ensure that the NRC forcefully implements the safety recommendations contained in this report. In addition to the recommendations in the report, more needs to be done to fully address safety concerns, such as moving spent fuel to dry cask storage."