Capital Fallout Kudos for the Kemeny report

November 1979
Time;11/12/1979, Vol. 114 Issue 20, p34
The article focuses on the debate regarding the report of an accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. It states that the accident was caused by the insufficient training of the plant's operators and poor regulation of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It says that the NRC suggests measures to reduce future accidents which include plant operators having stricter training standards, future plants to be built away from major population centers and NRC to be replaced by a nuclear czar, which causes an argument among the NRC commissioners. Moreover, a proposal was made in which nukes or coal-fired plants will substitute all of the U.S.S.R.'s oil-fueled plant.


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