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Are Budget Cuts Jeopardizing Nuclear Safety?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIs the government conducting too many safety inspections at the nation’s nuclear reactors?Why would staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission actually recommend doing fewer inspections of the nation’s nuclear plants?Would this not pose a dangerous, even catastrophic, risk to the more than 180 million Americans who live within 50 miles of a nuclear plant?Or, at a time of severe governme

Controversy after US gov%u2019t estimate showed 40,000 microsievert thyroid dose for California infants from Fukushima %u2014 Data not released to public %u2014 %u201CVery high doses to children%u201D

MR. DORMAN: Mike, this is Dan. No. No, we're not planning any press release with this information. This was a projection that we were requested to run. Separate from our being requested to run that, we got this DOE briefing package that had this other DITTRA run in it, and we're not -- I don't know what prompted theirs or all of the assumptions that went into theirs, but it obviously caught our attention and we are looking to get what we think would be more realistic projections. Other questions?