Your commentary was perfect! The same goes for ComEd as for ConEd.

Your commentary was perfect! The same goes for ComEd as for ConEd. Both neglected their first duty: to keep the lights on and AC humming. I hope this served as a wake-up call to the industry, just as the TMI-2 accident did 10 years ago. The problem then was (and in the power distribution part of the business still is) that top management gets preoccupied with the glamourous new areas and pays for “new ventures” by trimming the budgets of the “old and routine” parts of the enterprise, doing the minimum they think they squeak-by with. In the case of TMI-2, the problem was the attitude: “The plant has so many safety systems that a serious accident can`t happen. The NRC has imposed too many unnecessary requirements. We`ll just do the minimum …”

The entire issue was outstanding. Keep up the good work.

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