The Hidden Victims of the Shutdown

While the Defense Department may be calling back some civilian workers, in other sectors the shutdown has been accelerating. Last Friday the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that, effective immediately, they would no longer support non-essential services.

According to the NRC, approximately 3,600 of 3,900 NRC employees were furloughed, and resident inspectors at the nuclear energy facilities were retained. Nevertheless, "no furloughed employee is permitted to perform official duties until Congress passes a government funding measure and the president signs it."...714 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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