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U.S. Nuclear Agency Workers Say Cost-Cutting Is Hurting Safety

July 29, 2020, 4:59 PM

Employees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission fear that cost cutting has reduced that agency’s commitment to safety, according to a survey by a government watchdog.

The NRC’s Inspector General polled more than 2,100 employees at the agency, which is charged with overseeing safety at the nation’s nuclear power plants.

“Results showed that NRC remains a great place to work within the U.S. government; however, there were growing concerns that NRC has changed dramatically in recent years and those changes are largely perceived as negative,” according to the report, which was dated July 27.

Employees expressed concerns about the agency’s...

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