Report: NRC lax on fire rule violations

According to a story published last week by the Washington Post, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is waiving fire rules at nearly half of the nuclear power plants across the nation.

The goal of this policy, according to the report, is to have energy companies fix their own fire safety issues.

"The agency takes full credit for the grace of God," George Mulley, a former chief investigator at the NRC’s Office of Inspector General told the newspaper.

According to the report, at least 153 fires have been reported at nuclear plants since 1995.

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