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WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear safety regulator should weigh an overhaul of its rules and guidelines used to keep plants safe when disaster strikes, a task force recommended on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with its report.

In the most far-reaching review of U.S. nuclear safety since the September 11 attacks a decade ago, the report explores whether a philosophical shift is needed would force utilities to comply with additional rules in the wake of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

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