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The former top regulator of Barack Obama, Greg Jaczko, now says that nuclear power & # 39; dangerous & # 39; is and claims that the continued use "will lead to catastrophes in the US or anywhere else in the world & # 39;
- Jaczko spent three years as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) after he was offered the role of the former president in 2009
- He does not think that the 59 commercial nuclear sites in the US and their 98 reactors are as safe as they could be and that they're honest & # 39; are facing the audience
- Jaczko believes that the United States has the & # 39; failed technology & # 39; have to give up
- He led the NRC during the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011 in Japan
- Some recommendations have ensured that it & # 39; still has not been implemented & # 39;
- In 2011, Jaczko said that nuclear plants & safe working & # 39;
- The Nuclear Energy Institute claims that it spent $ 4 billion on improvements
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Barack Obama's former top regulator for nuclear energy has now said that its use is dangerous & # 39; is and must be specified in explosive new claims.
Greg Jaczko (48), who chaired the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) under the former president for three years, says that the continued use "will lead to a catastrophe in this country or somewhere else in the world." ;
He made the perplexing recognition when he said that the United States failed the & # 39; failed technology & # 39; should give up.
In his explosive new book Jaczko writes, who was offered the role of Obama in 2009: "Because the industry is too dependent on controlling its own regulations, the continued use of nuclear energy will lead to a catastrophe in this country. or anywhere else in the US. world. This is a truth that we all have to confront. & # 39;
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Greg Jaczko told Action News 4, left, the use of nuclear power is dangerous & # 39; and must be specified in explosive new claims. Jaczko introduced himself during his time as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) under former President Obama
WHAT IS CORE POWER?
Nuclear energy is electricity generated by nuclear power plants that extract their heat from the nuclear reactor.
They use the fission of uranium to generate heat, while fossil fuel power plants burn their fuel.
All nuclear reactors produce radioactive waste and their use is said to carry a high risk, but offers great advantages.
Who for their use claim that nuclear power is a safe, sustainable energy source that lowers carbon emissions.
But those who oppose it say that nuclear energy poses many threats to people and the environment.
Commenting on Action News 4, Jaczko said that he did not want to scare people, but added that he did not think the 59 commercial nuclear sites in the United States and their 98 reactors were as safe as they could be.
Jaczko, who led the NRC during the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, added: "I just try to be honest. I went rogue by being honest.
I think the industry, immediately after the accident, came forward and offered some alternative solutions to the kind of accident you had at Fukushima … cheaper solutions, simpler solutions. & # 39;
An earthquake near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Ōkuma triggered a tsunami in 2011 that led to a nuclear disaster.
The massive undersea earthquake killed about 18,000 people and undermined the Fukushima nuclear power plant, causing its reactors to become confused and leading to the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
Jaczko issued a 50-mile evacuation warning for all Americans in the area, a reaction that was extreme at the time.
He said that it was fortunate that the wind blew in a direction that sent much of the radiation to the sea.
A task force has made twelve major recommendations in response to the incident to improve safety at US locations.
But Jaczko, who resigned in 2012 and wrote about his concerns in Confessions or a Rogue Nuclear Regulator, said that some of these have not yet been implemented eight years later.
He said earlier in 2011: & # 39; Nuclear power plants in this country work safely and safely. & # 39;
Jaczko, who says he ought to push & # 39 ;, adds: & # 39; You must continue with that sentence and say at the end: & # 39; But they can have accidents, they will have accidents. And we have to be prepared for that. & # 39;
Jaczko, on the right, led the NRC during the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011 in Japan
The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 14, 2011 in Futaba, Japan
The Nuclear Energy Institute claims it has spent $ 4 billion on improvements, including the installation of security warehouses with on-site emergency equipment.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a statement against Action News 4: "The NRC continues to conclude that any nuclear power plant operating in the United States can maintain public health and safety even if serious events affect the installed electrical energy systems of a factory … American nuclear power plants have been properly designed, built, maintained and operated to withstand tough events and protect public health and safety. & # 39;
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