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  •  Thanks for the fact check (2+ / 0-)
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    miriam, Cream City

    Which proves the point of the NYT article.

    Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks.

    Think about it...the nuclear regulatory commission (NRC), the federal regulators whom OPPOSED his bill to begin with, are the ones he entrusted to

    promulgate regulations...requiring nuclear plant licensees to notify the governments of the State and county in which a civilian nuclear power facility is located in the event of any release to the environment of quantities of fission products or other radioactive substances.

    I think that's why the NYT said he removed language that mandated prompt reporting, because HE DID.  You want to argue nuance, fine argue nuance, but I'd be doubtful that the NRC, which opposed his bill to start, would put any meaningful regulations into place, never mind actually enforcing them.

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