Nuclear watchdog

Mernit, Judith Lewis
May 2011
High Country News;5/30/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p3
The article reports that U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) official Troy Pruett was grilled by California State Senator Sam Blakeslee on the seismic hazards facing California's nuclear plants upon the renewal of the reactor's licenses. Blakeslee states that the NRC staffers never identify new hazards and only feel an obligation to assess and review data that exist. The author states that NRC spokesman Victor Dricks argues that relicensing is only for the evaluation of the plant systems.


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