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Inappropriate Influence? Senators Pressure NRC to Delay Security Improvement

April 28, 2003 

 

According to U.S. News and World Report, Senators are pressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to delay strengthening power plant security. The letters were written by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and Lindsey Graham (R-NC). Click here to view the letters.

Two of the Senators have power plants that had recent security lapses, and all three received nuclear industry campaign contributions. Search the U.S. News and World Report article from the April 28th, 2003 print edition.


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