Nuclear Freeze Longer ban on new plants

November 1979
Time;11/19/1979, Vol. 114 Issue 21, p44
The article focuses on the announcement by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding the continuation for six months and two years of a temporary ban on new nuclear plants in the country since the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in March 2010 in Pennsylvania. The reason behind the moratorium was NRC's establishment of more rigorous safety regulations for nuclear plants. The presidential commission also recommended stiffer training of plant operators and creation of emergency evacuation plans.


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