Citizens Demand Safety At Aging Nuclear Plants

Raymond Shadis, of the New England Coalition, discusses how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fails to safeguard the environment and public from the hazards of America’s aging nuclear power plants. We begin with a review of the recent failures of nuclear power plant regulation, and zoom in for a closer examination of the looming hazards of Vermont Yankee. Finally, we discuss the potential for independent safety assessment, an in-depth review process which has only been conducted at one plant, Maine Yankee. The findings of that review led to the plant’s eventual closure.