What’s so great about this article is its truth for the NRC to see: the corporation shut it down, not the regulators. Just like at Diablo Canyon, this was an industry decision to close because safety and repairs and issues are too much for the corporate bottom line. I DO see the work of the NRC to help push for the industry to advance, yet, it’s push to do that is regulated by the industry rather than by science and the environment — which are the public factors that should inspire the NRC’s actions.
The NRC should learn from its corporate players, and see why it’s regulations did not protect the industry or the public better.
Many of the issues causing the closing down by the companies have been ongoing problems that harmed the public and the environment. Had the NRC stopped that harm earlier, nuclear energy industry would have advanced much farther and faster, bringing safety design and ideas to life long ago. I wonder, if we had been advancing safety in that industry, would Fukushima still be leaking five years later?
I’m glad the corporations have stood up to rise above human stupid lazy old technology, it’s time the NRC made them pay and REALLY to clean up their sites.
UPDATE: Projected End Date for Indian Point Plant Comes into Clearer Focus – http://wp.me/p1fSSY-21U