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Fire When Not Ready (2009)

A report on a primary threat of reactor core meltdown

By  law,  the  Nuclear  Regulatory  Commission  (NRC)  is  the  sole  governmental  agency  responsible  for  protecting  Americans  from  the  risks  posed  by  fire  hazards  at  nuclear  power  plats.  By  chronic  malpractice,  the  NRC  is  the  sole  governmental  agency  exposing  Americans  to  unnecessarily  high  risks  from  fire  hazards  at  nuclear  power  plans.  

The  NRC  knows  the  fire  hazard  is  very  real,  estimating  that  the  reactor  meltdown  risk  from  fire  hazards  is  about  50%,  or  roughly  equal  to  the  meltdown  risk  from  ALL  other  hazards,  combined.  And  that  risk  assessment  assumes  the  plants  are  in  complete  compliance  with  fire  protection  regulations.   

The  risks  Americans  face  from  fire  hazards  at  nuclear  power  plants  increased  dramatically  on  9/11.  While  adequate  fire  protection  has  never  been  more  important,  the  NRC  allows  nuclear  plants  like  Shearon  Harris  to  continue  operating  in  known  violation  of  fire  protection  regulations.  Because  the  nuclear  industry  cannot  or  will  not  meet  fire  protection  regulations  and  the  NRC  does  nothing  about  it,  Americans  face  undue  risk.  

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