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Japan to announce new nuclear watchdog

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:38am
Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will unveil plans as early as this week for a new atomic safety regulator which is expected to lead to tougher safety standards and higher costs for nuclear power operators.

The current watchdog's cozy ties with the industry was widely seen as a key contributing factor in Japan's failure to prevent the worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.

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