If some sort of such dynamics went on-and we are inclined to
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Management. Public opinion in Germany, in reaction to previous accidents (Three Mile Island, Chemobyl) has put nuclear power industry on the defensive. This defensiveness shows up in some of the official reports on incidents (and possibly their delayed publication). In the Biblis case they are couched in a rather technical language and an abbreviated factualness that prompted some readers to claim intentional cover-up attempts. The complexity of the official regulatory system (ministries on the state and federal level, other public or semi-public agencies, national and international federations, and agencies concerned with nuclear power production) adds to the institutional technical complexities involved, reduces transparency of events, and increases the uncertainties and anxieties of the population.