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Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness

Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness
June 29, 2011 --

A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While the deficiencies don’t pose an immediate risk and are relatively easy to fix, critics say they could complicate the response to a major disaster and point to a weakness in NRC oversight. The findings include deficiencies at Plant Hatch and Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway

Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway
June 29, 2011 --

Sen. Cecil Staton‘s broadcasting company paid Georgia Southern University more than $24,000 yesterday, just hours before he denounced a report that it had breached its contract to broadcast the school’s football games. Staton lashed out at a broadcast report on the matter as “the worst side of sloppy journalism.” He did not respond to questions about the check that he sent on the same day the story aired.

June 29

June 29, 2011 --

Ga. Southern says Sen. Staton owes it $52K Report: ATL cops lied about gay bar raid Regulators let bank inspection schedule slide Inner circle ran Columbus basketball, other divisions suffered Justice OKs bill allowing removal of school boards en masse DNR board delays coal plant’s emission controls