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Green Blog: An Ad-Hoc Solution for Extra Nuclear Safety: Reasoning that it's better not to wait for bureaucratic...

Green Blog: An Ad-Hoc Solution for Extra Nuclear Safety: Reasoning that it's better not to wait for bureaucratic...

Associated Press The Watts Bar nuclear plant in Spring City, Tenn. Citing the removal of a hydrogen recombiner at the plant that was to have been used in the event of an accident, critics argue that voluntary safety measures are not as effective as mandatory ones. As the first anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi accident approaches, the good news is that the American nuclear industry is moving ahead promptly , without waiting for bureaucratic approvals, on stocking up on equipment like pumps, hoses and generators that could be useful in a variety of emergencies. At least, that’s how the industry put it at a news event on Tuesday morning. A few hours later, a group that is highly critical of nuclear power said the problem was that the industry was stockpiling the equipment without leaving time for regulators or the public to weigh in on safety issues. When the nuclear ...

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