NJ group wants no new Nuclear plants, end to relicensing

    A New Jersey public advocacy group is calling on the Obama administration to freeze construction of new nuclear reactors and halt re-licensing of the oldest of the nation’s 104 plants until safety lessons from the Japanese nuclear crisis can be absorbed.

    The AP reports that the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group issued a report Tuesday citing a history of safety problems at nuclear reactors in the United States.

    It cited incidents at nuclear plants in Ohio, North and South Carolina, Kansas, New York, New Jersey and Vermont.

    It claims U.S. plants are not immune to natural disasters, human error or other dangers that could cause a catastrophe similar to the one unfolding at Japan’s tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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