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Senators warn of safety risks at closed reactors

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LOS ANGELES — Five U.S. senators on Friday warned that federal regulators need to keep more emergency and security regulations in place at shuttered nuclear power plants that store tons of spent radioactive fuel. In a letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane, the senators said the agency that oversees the nation’s commercial nuclear industry has been freeing closed plants from certain emergency and security safeguards, even though the spent fuel on site remains ...

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