TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jun 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Energy US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

E-mail Print PDF

US nuke regulators weaken safety rulesFederal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation's aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to enforce them, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

Time after time, officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission have decided that original regulations were too strict, arguing that safety margins could be eased without peril, according to records and interviews.

The result? Rising fears that these accommodations by the NRC are significantly undermining safety - and inching the reactors closer to an accident that could harm the public and jeopardize the future of nuclear power in the United States.

Examples abound. When valves leaked, more leakage was allowed - up to 20 times the original limit. When rampant cracking caused radioactive leaks from steam generator tubing, an easier test of the tubes was devised, so plants could meet standards.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


U.S. labor report, Paris decision backlash send oil prices lower

Oil prices fall after paris accord withdrawalPerceived weakness on the margins of the U.S. labor sector and the reaction to the U.S....

Tunnel collapses at Hanford Nuclear Reservation; no radiation released

Tunnel Collapse at Hanford Nuclear reservationHundreds of workers were told to take cover at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation after a tunnel...

Three Mile Island nuclear plant will close in 2 years, owner says

three mile island nuclear plant to close in 2019The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident,...

Exxon Won't Get Drilling Waiver for Russia, Mnuchin Says

Exxon refused waiver for sanctionsExxon Mobil Corp. won’t be allowed to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to resume drilling for...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!