An Examination of the National Regulatory Commission

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited Alabama Brown's Ferry nuclear power plant for a failed valve, that could have hindered efforts to cool one of the reactors in an emergency. This news comes on the heals of the NRC coming under criticism for being too close to the nuclear industry to really be an effective regulator. Tom Zeller, senior reporter on energy and environment at The Huffington Post, shares what needs to change for the NRC to become an effective overseer of the nation's nuclear power industry.