By Asif Ismail
In 1976, Dale Bridenbaugh resigned his job as a nuclear engineer at General Electric, along with two colleagues, voicing concerns about safety problems at U.S. nuclear plants. The trio, dubbed as the "GE Three," then went on to campaign in an anti-nuclear referendum in California.
In an interview with Global India Newswire in Washington, DC, the 79-year-old Californian pointed out that one of the reasons for his resignation from GE was the flawed design of the "Mark 1" reactor and the company's refusal to shut down the plants till safety analysis was completed. The damage to "Mark 1" reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following an massive earthquake and tsunami last month, once again brought to the fore questions about the safety of nuclear power.
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