SAFETY AND LICENSING BOARD TO HEAR ARGUMENTS
GROUPS CALL FOR SPECIAL INVESTIGATION OF NRC
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 the attorney for the
Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia Womens
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
Companys AP1000 nuclear power reactor to be
withheld from public disclosure.
In the October 18th letter to NRC Chairman Jaczko, the
Leagues Science Director, Lou Zeller, said, If
the NRCs 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?
More info: October
18th letter to NRC