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Nuclear power in the age of the pandemic

Safe Energy Groups Call Out Lax Nuclear Oversight During Pandemic Nuclear power plants appear to be sites of COVID-19 super-spreader events, but government regulators are ignoring the problem. Nuclear Information and Resource Service, October 20, 2020

"Best Practice” Recommendations for COVID-19 Response at Nuclear Facilities Discussed: Transparency and reporting; maintenance response; on-site COVID response; off-site response; NRC and other agency response. Nuclear Information and Resource Service, September 24, 2020

Terrified Atomic Workers Worry That the COVID-19 Pandemic May Threaten Nuclear Reactor Disaster Nationwide, with falling demand and soaring prices for nuke-generated electricity, the pandemic casts a dark shadow over reactor operations and whether frightened neighbors will allow them to be refueled and repaired. By Harvey Wasserman, Common Dreams, April 10, 2020

Nuclear Power Safety and the COVID-19 Pandemic It is largely up to the plant owners themselves to implement protective measures against COVID-19 to ensure they have a functioning workforce. Reports about potential coronavirus cases among the workforce at Plant Vogtle in Georgia and of a lack of enforcement of social distancing protocols there raise concerns about the adequacy of the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By Ed Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists, March 26, 2020



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