Accession Number:

ADA106915

Title:

Greater Commitment Needed to Solve Continuing Problems at Three Mile Island.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ENERGY AND MINERALS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The Nations first major accident at a commercial nuclear-powered electricity generating station occurred at Three Mile Island over 2 years ago, yet the resolution of the resultant problems is still subject to regulatory and financial uncertainty. Consequently, little progress has been made to clean up the damaged facility or alleviate the extreme financial stress placed upon its owners. The remedies required to resolve the continuing problems at Three Mile Island will require unprecedented coordination and commitment by Federal and State regulatory bodies, the electric utility industry, the financial community, and the owners of the damaged facility. To safeguard against similar problems in the future, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should develop accident recovery guidelines and ensure that increased property insurance coverage is available for nuclear facilities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE