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“Regulatory Capture” – the nuclear industry regulates itself

Nuclear power is a textbook example of the problem of “regulatory capture” — in which an industry gains control of an agency meant to regulate it. Regulatory capture can be countered only by vigorous public scrutiny and Congressional oversight, but in the 32 years since Three Mile Island, interest in nuclear regulation has declined precipitously.

from  The New York Times today.25 March 11, by  Von Hippel, a nuclear physicist and professor of public and international affairs at Princeton, is also co-chairman of the International Panel on Fissile Materials.

March 25, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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