If you go to one safe-energy, anti-nuclear event this year, MAKE IT THIS ONE!
NRC Waste Confidence Meeting
November 12, 2013, Tuesday, 6-10 p.m.
Chicago Marriott, Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Visit the NEIS “NRC Waste Confidence” webpage for details. Plan to make a 3-minute comment. Bring people. Offer rides. Limited car pooling available. BE THERE!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Mariotte or Dominique French 301-270-6477
Local: Dave Kraft, NEIS, 773-342-7650
CLEAN ENERGY GROUPS SUBMIT FORMAL PETITION TO NRC TO INCORPORATE LESSONS OF FUKUSHIMA: EXPAND EVACUATION ZONES, IMPROVE EMERGENCY PLANNING AROUND U.S. NUCLEAR REACTORS
Washington D.C./Chicago— Thirty-seven clean energy groups – including the Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) — today submitted a formal petition for rulemaking to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking adoption of new regulations to expand emergency evacuation zones and improve emergency response planning around U.S. nuclear reactors. Continue reading Release: Groups, Public Petition NRC to Learn the Lessons of Fukushima
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Complying with the order from President Obama to review the safety of America’s 104 operating nuclear reactors and their spent fuel pools, the NRC today finally released its findings of the preliminary lessons learned from the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
We are pleased that the Agency kept its word and conducted the review. At the same time we are both heartened and dismayed at their findings. Heartened, because much of what they found and recommend is exactly what many in the safe energy and environmental community have been telling them for decades. Seek, and ye shall find – finally. Dismayed, because it took what may become a $200 billion disaster just to get their attention to “find” these problems which they have voluntarily chosen to ignore previously: