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ID:

613

Date:

2011-04-06

Headline:

U.S. Nuclear Regulators Privately Doubted Power Plants Despite Expressing Public Confidence, Documents Show

Reporter's name:

Scott Malone

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Reuters

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Internal email and memoranda from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) show agency officials expressing concern that some American nuclear power plants would have trouble averting a Fukushima-style meltdown, even as industry and agency officials claimed that Americans need not worry about a similar shutdown-radiation disaster.

Notes:

The Union of Concerned Scientists used FOIA to obtain the documents, which included agency reviews of plants in Delta, Pennsylvania and Surry County, Virginia.

Keywords:

Fukushima, meltdown, Japan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, nuclear power plants, reactor, reactor cooling systems, electricity, Union of Concerned Scientists, Exelon Corp, Peach Bottom, Delta, Pennsylvania, Dominion Resources Inc., Surry County, Virginia

URL:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/us-nuclear-regulators-doubts_n_845819.html


Agencies:

NRC

States:

MA
PA
VA

Categories:

energy
nuclear safety


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