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Bill Dean, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regional Administrator, speaks about nuclear safety in light of recent events in Japan at an assessment meeting to discuss the performance of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant held by the NRC at the Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, Vt. Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

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NRC, nuke industry criticized for skirting public

When a nuclear watchdog group asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a study on leaks of radioactive water at the Vermont Yankee plant, it was told the NRC had seen the report but had never officially taken custody of it — so it wasn’t public.

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