Nonexistent nuclear regulation in Japan

An Associated Press review of Japan’s approach to nuclear plant safety shows how closely intertwined relationships between government regulators and industry have allowed a culture of complacency to prevail.

We should be so thankful that U.S. regulators aren’t also bought, sold, and paid for. Oh, wait…

Regulators simply didn’t see it as their role to pick apart the utility’s raw data and computer modeling to judge for themselves whether the plant was sufficiently protected from tsunami.

Of course not, why should regulators do something foolish like regulate?

Seabed radiation 100-1,000 times normal level off Fukushima plant,” but don’t go getting all alarmist about this, y’hear?


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