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GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight
GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight

A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or violations. The review released this week by the Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, found significant differences across the country in how often the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported finding low-risk safety problems and low-level violations at the nation's 62 operating nuclear plants.  While there were not similar regional disparities in the number of serious violations reported, the...