[ RadSafe ] Any comment on David Lochbaum's warning reprodued by a columnist in The Guardian
sjd at swcp.com
Sat Nov 3 00:35:13 CDT 2012
Oops. I spoke too soon --- Google to the rescue. Here is
the link to the Guardian article:
The article is the usual bunch of anti-nuke hooey. It's
worth reading though. The writer's comments about plutonium are hilarious.
What it amounts to is that Lochbaum is using Hurricane Sandy
as an excuse to beat the drums for an increase in the size and power
of the regulatory state.
At 03:38 AM 11/2/2012, you wrote:
>Do you have any comment on the following warning by David Lochbaum
>reprodeced in The Guardian?
>Is there any reliable analysis done on the issue referred to in his article?
>David Lochbaum warns:
>"I'm most concerned about the NRC's practice of allowing unsafe
>reactors to operate. UCS's Nuclear Power Information Tracker shows
>47 reactors that NRC knows to violate fire protection regulations
>and 27 reactors with seismic protection known to be less than the
>seismic hazards they face. These pre-existing vulnerabilities mean
>that the American public is protected more by luck than by skill."
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