U.S. Nuclear Regulator Lets Industry Help With the Fine Print

“The problem with inviting the industry in is that they tend to dominate the process,” he said. “The NRC has a problem distinguishing between the public they serve and the industry they regulate. “ Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Apr 13, 2011 - 6:03 PM PDT
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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Apr. 15, 2011

An enterprising, well-sourced story that brings to light some critically important problems with the regulation and safety of the nuclear industry.

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Apr. 15, 2011

while this illustrates the cross-pollination between regulators and energy source implementers which, of necessity, exists in every major industry, there are not enough sources here either within the agencies responsible nor those working within the industry to allow us to know how significant a problem this creates. clearly knowledge of problems by consumers and officials is vital for safety factors to continue to be improved. this story would indicate that the instinctive defensiveness of both parties, as is typical, makes the situation relatively opaque, and is detrimental to creating the safest industry.

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