TITLE

Scathing Look At Nuclear Safety Lax operations and loose regulations lead to calls for change

PUB. DATE
November 1979
SOURCE
Time;11/5/1979, Vol. 114 Issue 19, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the report of the commission selected by U.S. President Jimmy Carter which investigated the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant accident in Pennsylvania. It states that the commission blames the federal regulators, plant builders and managers, and control room operators. It says that six out of 12 commission members urge the temporary prohibition of constructing power plants. It adds that control room operators lack expertise to operate the plant due to poor training. It mentions the suggestions offered by the commission including the substitution of a single Director of Nuclear Regulation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It argues that several factors have been threatening the future of nuclear power including the ones on nuclear waste disposal.
ACCESSION #
53525682

 

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