WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 — With construction of many new nuclear reactors under discussion, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is grappling with the question of whether they should be designed to withstand a Sept. 11-style airplane attack.
Ask yourself an obvious question, and the obvious answer becomes… well, obvious. Especially given that there are potential domestic threats in America, just as there are everywhere else in the world. Oklahoma, people. Remember?
You can’t be serious thinking that no water on planes to America makes sense, but that a plane crashing into a nuclear plant and having a remote chance of blowing it up, is a sensible set of priorities.