Meeting Confirms Growing Concern Over Nuclear Energy

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, now tasked by President Obama to evaluate “lessons learned” from Fukushima, also has raised awareness.

Watts_Bar_CroppedA meeting about the completion of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant’s new Unit 2 reactor pointed up growing concern about nuclear power after several people in the audience raised questions about TVA’s nuclear track record and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s oversight.

James Moorman, director of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Southeast division of construction projects, said Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, and the ensuing nuclear crisis at its Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant, raised awareness.

“I think the interest in new [nuclear] construction has gone up because of Fukushima, and I think everybody wants the plants to be run safely, and they have questions about our response to Fukushima,” Moorman said.

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Source: Pam Sohn | Chattanooga Times Free Press