WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into the disappearance of two fuel rods from a nuclear power plant that's been out of operation since 1995.
In documents filed with the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, commission staff attorney Norman St. Amour wrote that the investigation could lead to criminal charges.
Misplacing the fuel rods, characterized as high-level radioactive waste, is unprecedented in the nuclear industry.
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