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October 21, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Inconsistent Oversight at Nation's Nuclear Plants



Nuclear Energy The government agency in charge of regulating and overseeing nuclear plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), was found to have extremely inconsistent numbers of violations between the country’s four regions.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

August 16, 2013

By Lydia Dennett

Report: Nuclear Power Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks; POGO Work Cited



Nuclear Power Plant Echoing the same concerns POGO has made over the years, a new study from a University of Texas research group says the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors are not prepared to defend themselves against “credible” terrorist threats.

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Topics: National Security

April 9, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Former Nuclear Regulator Says All Reactors Have Unfixable Flaw



Gregory Jaczko A major safety problem in all 104 nuclear power reactors in the U.S. cannot be fixed and must be replaced with newer technology, according to Gregory Jaczko, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Topics: Energy and Natural Resources

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