Who's in charge of nuclear power? Maybe nobody...

Over on Unfettered, Joe Weiss just stunned me with a post about the Turkey Point incident in Florida this week. In his post, Joe tells us that while the NRC is in charge of nuclear plants, and FERC and NERC are in charge of the grid, NOBODY is in charge of the connection and control of power feed from nuclear plants to the grid. And the grid is supplied with 20% of its power from nuclear plants. NRC has absolutely no responsibility for anything past the gates of the plant. NERC and FERC have no responsibility for anything nuclear at all, Joe states. Well, if everybody is in charge, then nobody is in charge. In this case, there's a significant problem with "Who's the Boss?" when it comes to nuclear plants. Somebody, and that means Congress as Joe points out, needs to act.

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