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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:13 AM
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2-US officials doubted nuclear safety plans-watchdog
2-US officials doubted nuclear safety plans-watchdog

Wed Apr 6, 2011 10:28pm GMT

Internal e-mails showed doubts, watchdog group says

* Doubts contrast with regulators' public confidence-UCS

* NRC officials say UCS misinterprets documents (Rewrites with Nuclear Regulatory Commission response)

By Scott Malone

BOSTON, April 6 (Reuters) - A private U.S. nuclear safety group disclosed a batch of internal emails from the nation's Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it said undercuts officials' recent assertions that U.S. nuclear reactors are prepared for a Fukushima-scale disaster.

But NRC officials disputed the Union of Concerned Scientists' analysis, contending it misunderstood an internal evaluation of nuclear plant safety that started before Japan's nuclear crisis began on March 11.

"While the NRC and the nuclear industry have been reassuring Americans that there is nothing to worry about ... it turns out that privately NRC senior analysts are not so sure," said Edwin Lyman, a UCS nuclear expert.

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFN062434...
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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 AM
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1. But NRC officials disputed the Union of Concerned Scientists' analysis, contending it misunderstood
an internal evaluation of nuclear plant safety that started before Japan's nuclear crisis began on March 11."

They didn't misunderstand. ANY evaluation that isn't started after March 11 is moot!!!! MOOT times 10!
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