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3 U.S. Senators Demanding Nuclear Safety Probe followingr AP Investigation

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posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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Three U.S. senators, alarmed by findings of an Associated Press investigation about aging-related problems at the nation's nuclear power plants, are asking for a congressional investigation of safety standards and federal oversight at the facilities.

The three said the ongoing AP series raises questions about whether the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has worked with the atomic power industry to allow aging reactors to keep operating by weakening safety standards or not enforcing them at all.

The request came Wednesday in a letter to the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, from Democrat Barbara Boxer of California. Boxer chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.


The AP investigation exposes the fact that the government and industry have 'relaxed' safety issues in order to keep old plants going.

This just goes to show how important real investigative journalism is and how much it is needed.

Here's a little more info on Paul Blanch, the industry whistleblower mentioned in the article.

articles.courant.com...




posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Is there a link to the article or just the story about the guy?



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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is Boxer one of the Senators ?

who are the others (or the 3) ?

are they from states with reactors with the worst hazards ?

have they taken contributions from GE or other contractors ?



 
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