The Terror Threat to US Nuclear Facilities

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After September 11, Congress asked the National Academy of Sciences to report on the safety of nuclear power plants, including the storage of radioactive waste fuel rods in pools of water. The findings are still mostly secret. But when the Bush Administration's top nuclear regulator reassured Congress, NAS Executive Officer William Colglazier told the Washington Post that was "misleading," and that the public needs to know the government does not fully understand the risks of a terrorist attack. The government has denied the claim, but shrouded the matter in so much secrecy that questions are being raised. Is embarrassing criticism being suppressed? We look at the vulnerability of America's nuclear plants with industry watchdogs and public policy experts, safety consultants and a former appointee to the National Commission on Terrorism.
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President Bush on freedom and democracy

9-11 Commission

Department of Homeland Security

National Academy of Sciences

National Research Council

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Washington Post article on Colglazier warning, NAS findings

Colorado Supreme Court on People v Harlan



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