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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:23 PM
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Pantagraph: Attorneys general want safer reactors

"SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined six of her colleagues in calling on the federal government to boost security requirements at the nation's nuclear power plants.

In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission co-signed by Madigan and six other attorneys general, the group says current security guidelines are outdated in light of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The federal government has issued some new guidelines since then, but not a comprehensive overhaul for civilian nuclear power plants.

"Given the demonstrated advances in the sophistication of our terrorist adversaries, simple prudence dictates that we require nuclear power plant owners to upgrade defenses to protect the public from possible attacks with truly catastrophic consequences," the letter says."

At least Lisa is doing something right this week.
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