Ex-Sen. Graham: Nuclear-industry example to be used for oil, gas

09/1/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Former Sen. Bob Graham, co-chairman of the national oil-spill commission, said the oil and natural gas industry can look at how the nuclear industry reacted after the 1979 crisis at Three Mile Island. After the incident, the industry formed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, which was assigned the task of formulating safety standards for the industry. The lessons learned during that crisis "was very instructive for the deepwater-drilling industry," Graham said.

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