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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE PLAN TO BE HEARD AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

On July 20, 1999 North Carolina officially withdrew from the seven-state Southeast Interstate Low-level Radioactive Waste Management Compact. The bill (SB 247) passed by the NC General Assembly also requires the NC Division of Radiation Protection to review current radioactive management practices and to formulate a plan for complying with federal law.  The DRP must report to the General Assembly on or before May 15, 2000.

Three meeting have been scheduled by the North Carolina Division of Radiation Protection to receive suggestions from the public and radioactive waste generators on how to manage low-level radioactive waste.  It is imperative that citizens make their voices heard at these meetings.  Opinions by utility representatives must be balanced by those who want a better way to control deadly pollution from ionizing radiation:  No more waste dumps!

Public Meeting Schedule

September 22, 1999 at 7:00 PM
(Postponed due to high water in eastern NC--Watch this site for new date.)
Greenville, NC
Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center
2000 Venture Tower Drive

September 28, 1999 at 7:00 PM
Durham, NC
North Pavilion on North Campus of Duke University Medical Center
2400 Pratt Street

September 30, 1999 at 7:00 PM
Winston-Salem, NC
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office
585 Waughtown Street

Written suggestions will be accepted until October 7, 1999

BREDL has requested an additional public meeting in western North Carolina, preferably in Asheville.
Please call NC DRP, Director Mel Fry or Commissioner Watson at 919-571-4141 and ask for an additional meeting.

Sept. 28, 1999 - BREDL's Comments

Ten Commandments of Radioactive Waste