"Safety Breaches Seen Plaguing U.S. Reactors in Report"

"Almost one-in-six U.S. nuclear reactors experienced safety breaches last year due in part to poor oversight by federal regulators, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists."

"Incidents including a cooling water leak and unusual wear on steam generator tubes were reported at 16 units owned by companies including Entergy Corp. (ETR) and Edison International (EIX), the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based environmental group said in its third annual report on reactor safety released today.

'The NRC has repeatedly failed to enforce essential safety regulations,' wrote David Lochbaum, director of the group’s Nuclear Safety Project and author of the study."

Brian Wingfield reports for Bloomberg March 7, 2013.


"Nuclear Plant Inspections Need To Improve: Report" (Reuters)

Source: Bloomberg, 03/08/2013