Press Release by Union of Concerned Scientists:
NRC Must Increase Oversight and Enforcement to Deal with Nuclear Reactor Aging
WASHINGTON, May 18 — The Union of Concerned Scientists today released a report showing that the country's 103 aging commercial nuclear reactors are entering the most dangerous phase of their life cycle. The report, “U.S. Nuclear Plants in the 21st Century: The Risk of a Lifetime,” analyzes the unprecedented risks of reactors entering the wear-out phase and demonstrates that the combination of aging reactors and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) indifferent approach to safety enforcement will seriously jeopardize public health for years to come.
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