In the case of a major nuclear reactor meltdown like in Japan this year - who would be in charge in the U.S? If you are assuming the President, think again. His name is Gregory Jaczko, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This independent body would have full control over any decisions to prevent and react to nuclear situations in the U.S. Wondering if the commission is capable of handling such responsibilities? "It's hard to say exactly what would happen,"said Nancy Ward, who heads federal emergency response in California and several other Western states.
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- Adam Smith