US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster: Nuclear spent fuel fire could force millionsQuicklink submitted By Daniel Geery Permalink
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to a recent article. Radioactivity from such a fire could force approximately 8 million people to relocate and result in $2 trillion in damages.
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