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Nuclear plants may count fuel rods

About a dozen nuclear power plants, including the three-reactor Millstone Power Station, are being asked to inventory their fuel rods, following the loss of some rods at Millstone and a plant in Vermont. There is no evidence the rods got into the hands of terrorists, investigations found, but nuclear power regulators want the inventory to get a better idea how spent fuel is managed. The nationwide review “is being done on a one-time basis to make sure plants have good control over what’s in their spent fuel pools,” said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “There is an even higher sensitivity to properly safeguard this material post 9/11.” Full Story

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