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Biden's Confidence in Regulatory Capacity of the NRC: "None, none"

A quick addendum to this morning's post about a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner's all too cozy relationship with companies he was supposed to be regulating: in our letter about the matter to Vice President Biden, we refer to his comments during a December 17, 2007 interview with The Keene Sentinel Editorial Board, in which he shared his level of confidence in the regulatory capacity of the NRC—“none, none.” Thanks to Jim Riccio from Greenpeace for finding the video, which also has the VP saying that the Commission should be filled with “watchdogs” instead of “house dogs” (see 0:45 and 2:22 for the quotes of interest).

By: Ingrid Drake
investigator, POGO

At the time of publication, Ingrid Drake was an investigator for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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Authors: Ingrid Drake

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