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Nuclear Meddling

September 20, 2002

Re "Nuclear Plant Safeguards," editorial, Sept. 16: A nuclear plant is just about the safest place to be if terrorists attack. Making plants still more secure is the aim of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the utilities. However, a meddlesome Congress may be one cook too many. We so often have seen nonexperts try to "fix" a highly complex technical problem, of which the security at nuclear plants is one, only to make matters worse. The NRC has the mandate to protect the public without regard to the impact on the nuclear industry. It needs to be able to do its job without interference, even in the guise of help.

Dennis Keith

Costa Mesa

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