Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nuclear Plants Do Not Need To Be Protected From Planes

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled 5-to-0 that the nation's 103 nuclear power plants do not need to protect themselves from potential attacks by terrorists using airplanes.
The ruling was in response to a 2004 petition by the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a Los Angeles nonprofit group, that said nuclear plants should build shields made of steel I-beams and cabling or take other steps to prevent a release of radiation in case of an air attack. Eight state attorneys general backed the petition. (NRC) (Wash Post)

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