Watchdog Says Funds For Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities Are Being Mismanaged

FILE - In this undated file photo, a Pennsylvania state police officer and plant security guards stand outside the closed front gate to the Metropolitan Edison nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pa., after the plant was shut down following a partial meltdown on March 28, 1979. Friday, March 28, 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the partial core meltdown at the nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)

Trust funds set up to cover the cost of restoring the sites of nuclear facilities that are no longer operating, according to a new report, are losing money to the point their balances may not cover the cost of the plants’ decommissioning.