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BLUE RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE LEAGUE
PO Box 88 ~ Glendale Springs, North Carolina 28629 ~ Phone (336) 982-2691 ~ Fax (336) 982-2954 ~ Email: BREDL@skybest.com


PRESS ADVISORY

OCTOBER 18, 2010 CONTACTS:
Louis Zeller 336-977-0852
Arnold Gundersen 802-865-9955


ATOMIC SAFETY AND LICENSING BOARD TO HEAR ARGUMENTS
GROUPS CALL FOR SPECIAL INVESTIGATION OF NRC SECRECY

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 the attorney for the Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions and the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League will argue the groups’ case against use of the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor design at Plant Vogtle before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. The AP1000 is slated for use in reactors throughout the Southeast.

Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Place: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Hearing Room T-3B45, Third Floor, Two White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.

Today the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League filed a request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a formal investigation of the withholding of technical information about the AP1000. In a letter to the Chairman, the League called upon the agency to overturn its recent decision to allow critical information on Westinghouse Electric Company’s AP1000 nuclear power reactor to be withheld from public disclosure.

In the October 18th letter to NRC Chairman Jaczko, the League’s Science Director, Lou Zeller, said, “If the NRC’s response to technical problems is a cloak of secrecy, how can the residents of Shell Bluff, Georgia and indeed the United States have any confidence in the next generation of nuclear power?”


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More info: October 18th letter to NRC