Purple Diary

[March 29 2011]

We can never say that that could never happen in the USA

“We can never say that that could never happen here,” said Anthony R. Pietrangelo, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s main trade association. “It doesn’t matter how you get there, whether it’s a hurricane, whether it’s a tsunami, whether it’s a seismic event, whether it’s a terrorist attack, whether it’s a cyberattack, whether it’s operator error, or some other failure in the plant — it doesn’t matter. We have to be prepared to deal with those events.”

Read more in the excellent article of the New York Times by John M. Broder, Matthew L. Wald and Tom Zeller Jr.

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