Effects of Nuclear Non-Regulation; Including Fire Protection, (UCS, 4/23/13)

1. May 1997 – GAO issues report on NRC’s oversight

a. “...NRC has not gotten licensees to fix safety problems ... in a timely manner.” pg. 10
b. “The Watch List has not produced a consistent inventory of plants with performance problems.” pg. 18
c. “In fact, Arthur Andersen identified 10 plants that were not placed on the Watch List but whose performance indicators were similar to those on the Watch List.” pg. 19
d. “Several current and former NRC inspectors told us that they cannot easily distinguish a safe plant from an unsafe one and that the guidance on when to shut down a plant does not cover all situations.” pg. 12

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