With the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, Americans have suddenly been reawakened to the dangers presented by nuclear power accidents. Here in Maine, those questions inevitably revolve around the spent fuel stored at the site of the former Maine Yankee nuclear power plant.
As I report in the Portland Phoenix, those wishing to consult the most comprehensive documentary source -- the monthly reports submitted to the legislature by the state's nuclear safety officer -- have been out of luck. So what happened? The answer herein.
And on Japan, I recommend this dispatch from the gates of the stricken plant from my friend Dan Howden of The Independent.
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