Nation: Capital Fallout

Kudos for the Kemeny report

"A fair and balanced appraisal," said Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson, the senior Republican on the Senate subcommittee on nuclear regulation. Said Colorado Democrat Gary Hart, the subcommittee chairman: "It substitutes close scrutiny and hard criticism for the gloss and platitudes of past studies."

These raves were for the overall conclusions of a scathing report on the accident at Three Mile Island that was issued last week by a presidential commission headed by Dartmouth College President John Kemeny. The panel called the accident "inevitable" and said it was caused chiefly by inadequate training of the plant's operators and poor...

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