America's Worst Nukes

Poorly regulated nuclear power plants had 14 'near-misses' in 2010
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Courtesy of Progress Energy via the U.S. NRC

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Location: Southport, NC

Owner: Progress Energy

Near-miss: Inadvertent discharge of toxic halon gas, a fire suppression agent,
prompted control room operators to declare an Alert, the third-most-serious of four emergency classifications. Response was delayed because workers didn't know how to operate the computer systems that told offsite workers to report to emergency-response facilities.

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010

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