The Biggest Threat to Nuclear Power: ‘Pencil Engineering’ – Osha Gray Davidson – Edison 2.0 – Forbes

Posted by Trish Riley, June 21, 2011

In one of the largest investigative projects to examine domestic nuclear power in years, the Associated Press has produced a report that is thorough, straightforward and chilling. The article exposes the collusive process between the industry and government regulators that makes aging nuclear power plants appear safer than they really are.It’s called “pencil engineering.” The AP story defines the process as “fudging of calculations and assumptions to yield answers that enable plants with deteriorating conditions to remain in compliance.”If You Can’t Meet the Standard, Change the Rule

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