Energy: Lessons Learned in a Year

The Kemeny commission that investigated Three Mile Island for President Carter put only small blame on the operators in the control room on the day of the near disaster. Instead, the commission took aim at what it called the "shallow," "deficient" and "inadequate" operator training system created by industry and Government. In the year since the accident, industry executives and Government regulators have made a number of changes. Says Loring Mills, a spokesman for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations: "Before T.M.I., the industry was training people to run plants as if they always ran correctly. Now we throw trainees situations...

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