Reform the N.R.C. - Richard Brodsky

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A year has passed since Fukushima with almost no progress at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which, some hoped might seize the moment to push for real discussion and change. ' it has repeatedly fallen short on the issue of fire safety. In 1975, a reactor in Alabama almost melted down because the electric cables that control reactor shutdown in an emergency burned through. The commission required upgraded insulation of the cables in all nuclear plants, but when it tested the insulation, it failed....But instead of enforcing its own standards, the commission issued secret and arguably illegal exemptions...Then there is the question of relicensing. The operating licenses of dozens of plants are about to expire, and the companies that own them are seeking new 20-year licenses.' ' The American public needs to have confidence in the industry and the government agencies that oversee it.'

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