06 May '12, 1pm

Green Blog: N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says

N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says By MATTHEW L. WALD Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Auditors found that the government’s cost estimate for decommissioning the Indian Point 3 reactor, right, in Buchanan, N.Y., was just 57 percent of the owner’s projection. The government does a poor job of estimating what it will cost to tear down a nuclear reactor, Congressional auditors say, and it may not be overseeing plant owners well enough to assure that they set aside enough money to do the job. For a study it plans to issue on Monday, the Government Accountability Office scrutinized 12 of the nation’s 104 power reactors and found that for 5 of them, the decommissioning cost calculated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was 76 percent or less of what the reactor’s owner thought would be needed. The most striking example was Indian Point 3 in Buchanan, N.Y., whi...

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N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says By MATTHEW L. WALD Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Auditors found tha...

N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says

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N.R.C. Skimps on Financial Oversight, Audit Says By MATTHEW L. WALD Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Auditors found tha...

Government isn't good at calculating the cost t...

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Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Auditors found that the government’s cost estimate for decommissioning the Indian Poin...

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