Watchdog NRC Has More Bark Than Bite
Investigator with NRC notes lapses in inspectors and other weaknesses at fault problems with nuclear plant. Also shows just how weak NRC is becoming.
When he retired after 26 years as an investigator with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of the Inspector General, George Mulley thought his final report was one of his best. Mulley had spent months looking into why a pipe carrying cooling water at the Byron nuclear plant in Illinois had rusted so badly that it burst. His report cited lapses by a parade of NRC inspectors over six years and systemic weaknesses in the way the NRC monitors corrosion. [More]
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