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General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. The nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island raised many questions concerning the safety of nuclear power plant operations and the ability of nuclear plant reactor operators to respond to.
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Development of a Team Workload Assessment Technique for the Main Control Room of Advanced Nuclear Power Plants at least two reactor operators (ROs) and one senior reactor operator (SRO) to. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska faced this very problem, and despite being licensed untilit had to close down in October And these two factors – competitive natural gas and long-lasting nuclear power plants – work together to influence the minimization of nuclear power throughout the nation.
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The cost of building new nuclear power plants is nearly 20 per cent higher than expected due to delays, a new analysis has found. A new analysis of the history of nuclear power plant projects shows since delays have contributed 18 per cent the costs.
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