2012-10-30 20:57:58

Harsh weather raises concern of nuclear power plants in path of storm

As Hurricane Sandy continues northward, grassroots and national environmental groups are raising alarm about the nuclear plants in the storm’s path. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported this morning that at least three plants have been shut down, one remains “on alert,” and another two are operating at reduced capacity due to flooding and electrical outages caused by the storm. But local and national groups are criticizing the Commission for allowing many other plants to keep running in areas where the President has declared a state of emergency.

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