Friday, September 05, 2008

The Safety of US Nuclear Plants Continues to Improve

From the NRC:

“The latest round of assessments shows that 90 percent of the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants require only the basic level of attention by the agency. This is an improvement from a year ago, when only 72 percent of the plants required this lower level of oversight,” said Fred Brown, Director of the Division of Inspection and Regional Support in the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
Here is the list of each plant’s current performance rating based on the NRC's Reactor Oversight Process.

Picture of the South Texas Project nuclear plant.

1 comment:

drbuzz0 said...

How the hell can safety improve? I mean it's damn near perfect as it is. it's been 30 years since any kind of safety event and that one didn't even cause any external damage. You can't improve on perfection.