An Interview with Dave Lochbaum

July 1, 2011
David Wright
Former contributor

An interview with Dave Lochbaum, head of the nuclear safety project at UCS, appeared yesterday on the website ecocentricblog.org.

An excerpt:

I graduated from college and went into the nuclear industry shortly after the Three Mile Island accident and there was quite a bit of attention on safety and security at nuclear power plants. I guess I entered the nuclear industry thinking that nuclear power plants were generally well-managed, and that the NRC is an aggressive regulator. I now realize that not all plants are well-managed. Many are, but some aren’t. And the NRC is on the wrong end of the puppet strings.