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RALLY AGAINST NEW LICENSING for NUKES at NORTH ANNA

Thursday, February 17, 2005, 6:00 pm
Louisa County Middle School
1009 Davis Highway
Mineral, VA

This rally precedes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) hearing scheduled for 7:00 pm concerning a site permit for two new reactors at North Anna nuclear power station in Louisa County in Central VA. This is the first new licensing application for a nuclear power plant since the Three Mile Island accident.  The Bush administration wants 50 new nukes on line by 2020.

We need a large turnout on this winter night to send a message that we don't want more nukes when safety and waste issues remain unresolved. Taxpayer dollars should not be wasted on an expensive and dangerous technology which no private insurance company would agree to insure against major accident. Renewable energies and conservation continue to be ignored while the nuclear industry pushes to have itself included in so called green credits (another government subsidy) as a nonpolluting energy source.

The Bush administration and the NRC have streamlined the permitting process for new nukes.  The NRC staff has recommended that the Early Site Permit (ESP) be issued to Dominion to allow it to build two new nuclear reactors at North Anna.  The ESP allows Dominion to bank the site for 20 years without further public comment on the environmental suitability of the site. This hearing is one of the few opportunities for public input.  We want to send a resounding "NO" to NRC chair Nils J. Diaz & to Dominion CEO Thomas Capps.

If you cannot attend the hearing, send written comments to Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop T-6D59, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.22055-0001, or email (no later than March 1) to
NorthAnna_ESP@nrc.gov.

One can also sign a letter to the NRC against new nukes at North Anna at
http://action.envirocitizen.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item#364


Directions from Richmond:  Take I64 W to Rte. 522 exit.  Take Rte. 522 to Mineral.  Turn left on Routes 208/22 toward Louisa.  The High School/ Middle School/Library complex will be on the left approx. 2-3 miles from Mineral.

Directions from Charlottesville:  Take 64 E to Rte. 208. Take Rte. 208 into Louisa where it merges with Rte. 22.  Follow 208/22 toward Mineral. The High School/Middle School/ Library complex will be on the right.

Carpools are meeting a 5 p.m. at the Albemarle County Office Building rear parking lot -- near the baseball field.


More Info:

This alert comes from BREDL chapter People's Alliance for Clean Energy (PACE).  For
additional information, please call (434) 409-6392 or visit www.charlottesvillepeace.org or http://northanna.nonewnukes.org/

NRC webpage about the Public Hearing rescheduled for Feb. 17, 2005 in Louisa Co., VA

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting Feb. 17 in Mineral, Va., to receive public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed Early Site Permit (ESP) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, approximately 40 miles northwest of Richmond. The meeting was originally scheduled for Jan. 19; however, it was canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Louisa County Middle School, 1009 Davis Highway, in Mineral.


BREDL webpage on Dominion North Anna