To Our Readers: Mar. 4, 1996

TO HEAR SENIOR WRITER ERIC Pooley talk, just about anyone could have produced this week's investigative report on a shocking pattern of safety lapses at a nuclear power plant in Connecticut. "Basically," says Pooley, with characteristic modesty, "it was just a classic whistle-blower tale." No big deal.

Permit us to disagree. It's a rare journalist who has the energy and persistence to unravel a story as tangled as this one. And Pooley, says chief of correspondents Joelle Attinger, "is one of the best I've ever seen. He has unlimited curiosity, and a remarkable sense of whether a source is credible or...

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