Have we forgotten what happened when safety rules are ignored? Remember the BP oil spill? Well, it could be a lot worse. The Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants in
Since 1995, more than 150 fires have occurred at nuclear power plants in the
Nuclear operators and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have had more than three decades to get it right, but instead, the NRC has continually granted time extensions without appropriately considering the great risks that noncompliance poses to public safety.
Our senators and other local and state officials must pressure the NRC and its recently reconfirmed chairwoman, Dr. Allison Macfarlane, to enforce these vital fire safety regulations in order to ensure that the public is adequately protected from the risks that a fire at a nuclear plant poses. A serious nuclear accident like what happened at