Sunday, December 1, 2013

Beyond Nuclear - Investigate the NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was created by Congress in 1974 after its predecessor, the Atomic Energy Commission, was abolished due to its blatant promotion and protection of nuclear power expansion and the absence of effective enforcement action of public health and safety requirements. But little has changed. By charter, the NRC is tasked with the licensing, operational oversight and enforcement of regulations for US nuclear power reactor operations “to ensure public health and safety.” However, documented malpractice, accidents and near-miss events at US reactors reveal the agency’s ongoing failure to uphold its charter. Beyond Nuclear is calling on Congress to hold a “special investigation” of the NRC. To support this, Beyond Nuclear is drawing up a list of "charges" that itemize the NRC’s collusion with the nuclear industry and its undermining of public health and safety.

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