THIS MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ON THE PART OF THE NRC
Please read the explanatory letter to our members who were locked out of the meeting here.
[UPDATE: Get the video of this event here].
Today, February 11, at 11:00 am PST, (2:00 PM Eastern), Public Watchdogs will argue before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Petition Review Board that the NRC honor the non-profit’s request to make “Demands for Information” (DFIs) to the San Ononfre Nuclear Generating Station.
|Public Watchdogs, Stuart Scott, and Paul Blanch vs Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)|
|NRC Petition Review Board Meeting|
|Thursday, Feb 11, 11am, PST|
|By phone: 888-677-0839|
Holtec is claiming that it must withhold its required flood analysis from the public on the grounds that publication would compromise Holtec’s “proprietary” intellectual property .
“The highly risky way that nuclear reactor waste is treated in the US is quite shocking. It is the result of a stark and obvious prioritization of the financial interests of the Nuclear Power Industry over Public Safety by the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission),” says Stuart Scott
“We have shown clearly that the NRC is highly responsive to the requests for regulatory relief by the industry they should be regulating. At the same time, they virtually ignore public input. They refuse to consider most public petitions filed, and then reject almost all of the few they even choose to consider. It’s a shame and a crime against the public and future generations, who will bear the growing risk of over 3,200 substandard storage canisters in use around the US. That does not take into account the completely unprotected ‘cooling ponds’ in which so-called ‘spent nuclear fuel’ is left for years until it is cool enough to be welded shut into relatively thin-walled canisters. This flaunting of public safety is a direct result of the increasingly cozy relationship that has developed over the years between the regulators (NRC) and the licensees (nuclear power utilities),” says Scott.
According to Public Watchdogs executive director, Charles Langley, “It appears that this ‘proprietary’ flooding analysis is being kept secret to protect corporate profits. We are concerned that by allowing this type of secrecy, the NRC is putting public safety at risk.”