Energy: Scathing Look at Nuclear Safety

Lax operations and loose regulations lead to calls for change

The radioactive gas and particles that rose from the stacks of a nuclear power plant at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island last March may turn out to be as harmless to humans as many radiologists predict. But the cloud of uncertainty cast over the future of the beleaguered industry by the nation's scariest nuclear accident remains as dark as ever. This week the best-regarded of half a dozen commissions probing the accident will issue a scathing report that raises new questions about the safety of...

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