Friday, March 2, 2012

Fifteen 'Near-Misses' at US Nuclear Plants in 2011

By Environment News Service 29 February 12

WASHINGTON, DC, (ENS) - The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 "near-misses" at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and evaluates the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to each event in a report released today....

Many of these 15 "near misses" occurred because reactor owners either tolerated known safety problems or took inadequate measures to correct them, Lochbaum finds..."

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