The concern at Wolf Creek is that the Corporation responsible for running the Plant, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, is not the group responsible for the power grid to the Plant. The grid is operated by Wolf Creek's owners, Westar Energy. Poor communication and coordination have been cited in a few incidents at the Plant when primary power has been lost momentarily. Lack of proper reporting of power loss situations have also been cited at the Plant.
The tragedy in Japan has certainly shed new light on Nuclear power around the world. Accidents can and do happen if we are not vigilant in keeping safety standards high. If any good does come of the disaster, this could be it. I believe Nuclear Power can and has been safe and could still be a significant player in our future power needs. We, as a nation, need to keep sufficient light shined on these operations. We don't want them getting too comfortable.
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