We recognize that even
with the most expeditious process for implementation, recommendations as
sweeping as ours will take a significant amount of time to implement.
Therefore, the Commission had to face the issue of what should be done in
the interim with plants that are currently operating and those that are
going through the licensing process.
measures to afford better protection for the affected population can be
drawn from the high standards for plant safety recommended in this report,
the NRC or its successor should, on a case-by-case basis, before issuing a
new construction permit or operating license: (a) assess the need to
introduce new safety improvements recommended in this report, and in NRC
and industry studies; (b) review considering the recommendations set forth
in this report, the competency of the prospective operating licensee to
manage the plant and the adequacy of its training program for operating
personnel; and (c) condition licensing upon review and approval of the
state and local emergency plans.