'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Two years after the nuclear crisis in Japan, the top U.S. regulator says American nuclear power plants are safer than ever, though not trouble-free. A watchdog group calls that assessment overly rosy.
Nuclear radiation, invisible and insidious, gives us the creeps.
"The NRC has repeatedly failed to enforce essential safety regulations," wrote David Lochbaum, director of the group's Nuclear Safety Project and author of the study. "Failing to enforce existing safety regulations is literally a gamble that places lives at stake."
"It may be an irrational fear, but I don't think it's one that can be educated away," Lochbaum said.