Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Safe From Disaster?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 9:56am

With the cascading issues at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant gaining much international press attention, many are starting to wonder whether or not America's own nuclear plants are safe from disaster. CBS sat down with Cham Dallas, professor at the University of Georgia, to discuss some of the concerns.

With all said and done, it seems like the concerns have been largely overblown — a combination of "over-regulation" and a "culture of preparedness" leaves our nuclear power stations in a pretty good place, all things considered.

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