New Nightmare Scenarios

Number 18334
Subject Nuclear Energy
Source National Journal
State DC
Year 2001
Publication Date October 20
Summary National Journal examines the nuclear industry's vulnerability to terrorism. The report quotes nuclear power's critics who say that "a terrorist attack on the one of the nation's 103 commercial reactors might trigger a meltdown within minutes." However, industry officials call such fears exaggerated. The story predicts that the increasing demand for electricity and the good safety record of the nuclear industry will bring need for new nuclear plants after the immediate threat of terrorist strikes has eased.
Category General
Pages 5
Keywords Nuclear Regulatory Commission;FBI;Three Mile Island;Chernobyl;radiation;radioactive contamination;Ukraine;Nuclear Control Institute;terrorism;security;safety;environment;Federal Emergency Management Agency;global warming
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