How Safe Are Nuclear Power Plants?


A new history reveals that federal regulators consistently assured Americans that the risks of a massive accident were “vanishingly small”—even when they knew they had insufficient evidence to prove it.

By Daniel Ford, former executive director of Union of Concerned Scientists, published in The New Yorker.

(The photo above shows the corrosion hole in the Davis-Besse atomic reactor vessel head, discussed in the article.)

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