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The Three Mile Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania has seen its share of safety problems.

These are rocky days at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which finds itself under attack from the outside for decisions ranging from new reactor designs to safety issues that have languished for years. Read more»

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, like most in the nation, is safe but could stand to improve its preparedness procedures, federal inspectors said this week.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report said more employees at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station need regular training on the plant’s Severe Accident Mitigation Guidelines, and that training exercises are rare. Read more»

Ohio’s Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station.

Records show that portions of Nuclear Regulatory Commission guides rely on material from the industry’s leading trade group, the Nuclear Energy Institute. The NRC says it maintains final say over its official guidance to plants, but critics say the NRC is handing too much influence to the industry. Read more»