Federal Nuclear Regulators Repeatedly Weaken Or Fail To Enforce Safety

"Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found."

Source: AP, 06/21/2011

"Nuclear Plant Safety Rules Inadequate, Group Says"

"Nuclear safety rules in the United States do not adequately weigh the risk that a single event would knock out electricity from both the grid and from emergency generators, as an earthquake and tsunami recently did at a nuclear plant in Japan, officials of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday."

Source: NY Times, 06/16/2011


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