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Nuclear Safety Issues

Today's Chicago Tribune raised concerns about the safety of America's nuclear plants. Employee fatigue(1) was cited as a potentially serious problem, as many facilities are short staffed, and workers are putting in "numbingly long hours on the job." Also at issue is whether it's safe to boost the energy output(2) at aging plants. The Exelon plant in Illinois reportedly had large cracks in heavy metal plates after they raised their levels.

1. http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/business/14793347.htm
2. http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/state/14795414.htm

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