Tell Obama We Need Independent Review of Nuclear Safety at Indian Point & All Operating Reactors
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Tell Obama We Need Independent Review of Nuclear Safety at Indian Point & All Operating Reactors

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      Riverkeeper

A New York Times article by Norimitsu Onishi and Ken Belson highlights the role that the culture of complicity by regulators played in making the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant vulnerable to the natural disaster that struck Japan on March 11. This comes on the heels of a string of news reports detailing the systematic failure of the NRC to strictly regulate the nuclear industry, including the announcement that high levels of radiation were recorded at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio, prompting the temporary evacuation of workers from the area.  The NRC has not said how high the radiation levels were or how often such inspections occur.  We cannot allow the same “culture of complicity” to continue at the NRC.

We are calling on President Obama to immediately take the following actions:

•    Establish an independent commission to review nuclear safety and evacuation planning issues at Indian Point and all other operating reactors in the U.S.  President Carter did this after Three Mile Island, and President Obama should do it now.

•    Call on the NRC to immediately suspend all license renewal proceedings pending the independent commission’s recommendations, and allow the commission’s findings to be fed into the relicensing hearing process for Indian Point and other plants under review.

We cannot afford to sit by and watch as the NRC conducts another “business as usual” review and refuses to address the public’s concerns about these critical issues.

Take action today!  Our strength in numbers will help break the NRC’s stranglehold on deciding the future of Indian Point, and ensure the truly independent review that we so desperately need.

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    • John Rey BRONX, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      The NRC is one of the worst cases of a captive regulatory agency. Independent review is essential.

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    • Louise Sherman LEONIA, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      This power plant is aged, often found in violation of safety regulations, too close to too many people and needs to be shut down. In a democracy the people are supposed to be part of decision making but we don't get to vote on the nuclear power industry, nor do we get full disclosure from them or their regulators. We still have no good way to get rid of or make safe the waste. The economic debt burden for future generations is nothing compared to the nuclear waste burden we are creating. The NRC is not impartial and is for all intents and purposes part of the industry. An independent commission with no ties to nuclear and/or other power production industries is the least we can expect the government to provide.

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    • john malloy MT. TREMPER, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      i don't know how anybody can call it clean energy. its just not safe where it is located, who's bright idea was it to put the plant near two fault line? and so close to the city

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    • Susan Salzberg CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Renewable energy only!!!!

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    • Jessica Marriam CALEDONIA, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Please fix what Dick Cheney did.

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