Press Release by Union of Concerned Scientists: Extract: 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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