ROCKVILLE, Md. — When commercial nuclear power was getting its start in the 1960s and 1970s, industry and regulators stated unequivocally that reactors were designed only to operate for 40 years. Now they tell another story, insisting that the units were built with no inherent life span and can run for up to a century, a yearlong Associated Press investigation shows.
AGING NUKES: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, industry rewrite nuclear history
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