Risk From Spent Nuclear Fuel Is Greater in U.S. Than in Japan: Study

"The threat of a catastrophic release of radioactive materials from a spent fuel pool at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant is dwarfed by the risk posed by such pools in the United States, which are typically filled with far more radioactive material, according to a study released on Tuesday by a nonprofit institute."

Source: NY Times, 05/25/2011

Independent Investigation Blames Massey, Lax Regulation for 29 Deaths

"A team of independent investigators has concluded that a corporate culture at Massey Energy put coal production before safety, prompting a collection of major safety infractions that caused the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster." Their report also faulted state and federal mine safety regulators for lax enforcement.

Source: Charleston Gazette, 05/20/2011


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