Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of materials collected by Panel member Karen S. Burstein, then head of the New York State Consumer Protection Board, in the course of the Panel's study. The small amount of records very incompletely documents the Panel's investigation of nuclear power plant costs and safety.

The records provide information and comments on the economic impact of preventing Shoreham's operation and on possible safety hazards of allowing it to operate. The series includes: correspondence and memoranda to Burstein and other Panel members on the Shoreham plant; statements made to the Panel by Suffolk County government executives; technical information on nuclear power and nuclear power plants; and clippings and articles on the Shoreham controversy and nuclear power plant safety and costs in general.