TITLE

Watching The Watchdogs Does the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulate enough?

PUB. DATE
April 1979
SOURCE
Time;
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issues surrounding the failure of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue the safety regulation standard on nuclear plants in response to the reactor accident on Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. It states that NRC is responsible in ensuring that nuclear plants are safe before licensing the plant and in enforcing strict operating rules. Moreover, the General Accounting Office (GAO) has criticized the NRC for not requiring better emergency and evacuation plans. Furthermore, President Jimmy Carter has called the NRC to have more onsite inspectors for nuclear power plants.
ACCESSION #
53524421

 

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