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NRC says human errors continue to plague Perry nuclear power plant
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NRC says human errors continue to plague Perry nuclear power plant

PERRY — “Minor but potentially deadly mistakes involving radiation exposure of workers were a problem at the Perry nuclear power plant in 2011, say federal regulators. The issue is the focus of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual public assessment of the power plant safety performance, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday […]

What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here?
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What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here?

A future severe nuclear accident at a U.S. nuclear power plant is a real possibility. In 2011 five nuclear power plants in the United States lost primary power due to earthquake or extreme weather events, including tornados, hurricanes, and flooding.

Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011
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Fifteen ‘Near-Misses’ at U.S. Nuclear Plants in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 “near-misses” at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and evaluates the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to each event in a report released today. The second in an annual series of reports, “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant […]