Thomas Drake

Will Hillary Clinton benefit from an 'un-American double standard'?

WASHINGTON _ More than a year after an earthquake and 49-foot-high tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown at Japan's giant Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Lawrence Criscione and a fellow Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer sought to ensure such a catastrophe couldn't happen to U.S. reactors.tmpplchld On Sept. 18, 2012, Criscione sent a 19-page letter informing Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane that Duke Energy had grossly underestimated odds that a dam upstream of its Oconee nuclear plant in South Carolina might burst and knock out all power supplies needed to keep its reactors cool. He shared the letter with 13 members of Congress.tmpplchld A former nuclear reactor operator...