NRC’s word on safety of nuclear plants doesn’t make her feel safe

YOUR STORY “Duxbury resident still fighting Pilgrim’’ (Metro, March 11) reports that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspected all US reactors after the Fukushima accident and concluded that they are safe. “At the same time, we are pursuing multiple changes that could make plants safer,’’ adds NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan.

Isn’t there a big contradiction here? On the one hand, we’re reassured that nuclear plants are safe, while on the other we’re told the agency is working to make them safer. They’re safe but need to be made safer? This sounds to me like an admission that they’re not safe.

Mary Lampert of Duxbury is right in saying that “what happened in Japan could happen here, and we shouldn’t have to take that risk.’’


Joan Holt