It's been a while since we've heard from ABC News and the Carnegie Fellows that put together the "Radioactive Roadtrip," for Prime Time Live back in October. As it turns out, NRC has been following up on the network's investigation, and has released most of its findings.
And despite ABC's chest beating, there's simply not much there.
From today's edition of Platts Inside NRC (subscription required):
NRC has nearly completed a review of the security at research and test reactors (RTR) and has not issued any enforcement action, an NRC spokesman said.Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, NRC issued a detailed Q&A concerning security at Research and Test Reactors. To access the report, go to NRC's Adams document database and search on document number ML053180250.
As of early December, the agency had only one case pending based on the information provided by ABC News from its investigation into alleged security lapses at university reactors, said Eliot Brenner, director of NRC's Office of Public Affairs. The agency is preparing "closure letters" that will be sent to the RTRs where no security issues were identified, he said earlier this month.
Brenner asked ABC last month if the network would release all the video filmed during its investigation and if it would allow the agency to look at any written notes taken by the interns. ABC had not responded to the request as of December 2, he said.
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