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November 19, 1988 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, in a controversial boost for the embattled nuclear power industry, on Friday signed an executive order opening the way for nuclear plants to get licenses that had been blocked by opposition in their communities and states. The order, signed without an accompanying statement, allows the federal government to intervene and draw up evacuation plans for nuclear plants that could not obtain operating licenses because local officials had refused to submit the plans.
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April 27, 1988 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
The United States and the Soviet Union marked the second anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Tuesday by signing an agreement that provides for the first formal cooperation in nuclear safety between Moscow and Washington in a decade. The chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Adm. Lando W. Zech Jr.
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October 14, 1987 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
In the first financial default by a major investor-owned electrical utility since the Great Depression, Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, principal owner of the controversial Seabrook nuclear plant, said Tuesday that Seabrook costs will force it to skip more than $37.5 million in interest and principal payments due on $800 million of its bonds starting this week.
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April 27, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
One year after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that the causes of the Soviet accident have little direct bearing on the safety of American nuclear power plants, but they serve as yet another reminder that complacency is dangerous with a technology as unforgiving as nuclear power.
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