In an article entitled "Nuclear Dominoes Fall in California and Kentucky," published at EcoWatch, Geoffrey Sea of Neighbors for an Ohio Valley Alternative writes:
"The Paducah and San Ofre shutdowns have a number of important connections beyond that the former facility provided the latter with fuel, and that the two sites are located in earthquake red zones. In both cases, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proved itself incompetent and incapable, unable to take the most basic actions to insure nuclear safety. NRC should have flatly denied the San Ofre reactors permission to restart, and NRC should have revoked USEC’s operating license at Paducah after the company clearly could not meet financial capacity requirements. But the NRC failed in both cases, locked up in a kind of containment cell of quantum indeterminacy. Schrodinger’s cat , dead or alive, could do a better job of regulating the nuclear industry than the NRC as now constituted. [emphasis added]
This article is the 5th in a series. The 4 earlier installments, focused on the permanent shutdown of the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant, are accessible via links, above.
To see more news about the San Onofre reactor shutdowns, go to Beyond Nuclear's Nuclear Retreat page.