Congress told NRC: stop enforcing regulations or we’ll cut your budget

Congress told NRC to stop enforcing existing regulations or we’ll cut your budget 40%,” said David Lochbaum. This happened June 4th, 1998. “That’s the day the NRC even stopped pretending to be an aggressive regulator.” The Senate Appropriations Committee was headed by former Senator Pete Domenici from New Mexico.

Thom Hartmann talks with David Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear Safety Project in the Union of Concerned Scientists Global Security Program/ Nuclear Engineer and author of the report released 2/28/2012 about concerns over the state of our nuclear power plants. www.ucsusa.org

See also Sen. Pete Domenici: nuclear renaissance man

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One Response to Congress told NRC: stop enforcing regulations or we’ll cut your budget

  1. F. Williamson says:

    Well, you missed the 2012 congressional interrogation of the NRC director, when he flat out told congress that the NRC can only ‘advise’, but does not have the power to take action. Effectively, the NRC director made it clear the NRC does not have the power to shut down a nuclear facility and he doesn’t know who does.

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