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June 12, 2007

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Tom Sheepandgoats

My father was one of the initial engineers at the Ginna Nuclear plant, outside Rochester. He retired years ago, but I well remember his characterizatin that in the early days of nuclear power those engineers were like cowboys. Relatively little oversight. It changed over time, but he came to dislike the job because it got so you couldn't do anything without regulators scrutinizing each move.

Not to say it was unnecessary or overkill. Only that regulation has greatly increased since the early days.

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