* A Big Win Against Nuclear Waste in Charlotte

By my count, 42 testimonies against adopting the generic environmental impact statement versus 29 testimonies for.

By my count, 42 citizens with no financial bias gave testimony against and 29 citizens with strong financial interests gave testimony for adoption.

By my count, not one person who was not a Duke Energy employee, an  industry employee or a nuclear waste consultant spoke against the generic environmental impact statement.

But 42 passionate and concerned citizens (along with many supporters in the room) said reject this plan!

If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, you have until midnight Dec 20th to submit your comments.:

Make your comments by December 20 to the NRC referring to  docket ID# NRC-210-0246

Email:  rulemaking.comments@nrc.gov

Fax: Secretary, NRC 301-415-1101

Mail:  Secretary, US NRC, Washington, DC  205555-0001   Attention Rulemaking & Adjudication Staff

Check out what you missed. And thanks again to everyone for their hard work, support and passion on this issue!

Press Release

NRC Press Release Nov 4

Check out the media coverage!

NRC to hold nuke-waste meeting in Charlotte

Nuclear Waste Meeting In Charlotte
“We really need a plan to deal with this waste on an ongoing basis,” says Bill Gupton, chair of the Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group. “And if we can’t come up with a valid solution, we need to stop making the waste.”

Pro, anti-nuclear groups fill Charlotte hearing on waste issues
“This is an attempt to come up with a generic rule on waste that cuts the public out of the discussion when new plants are considered,” said Susan Corbett, an S.C. woman who chairs the Sierra Club’s national Nuclear Free campaign. “This is not streamlining. It is steamrolling.”

N.C. nuclear waste storage at plants is debated
Louis Zeller, executive director of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, said the NRC’s new rule, which would be applied to all nuclear plants, should be canceled because it ignores the differences between individual plants.

Mary Olson, Southeast regional coordinator of the Nuclear Information and Research Service, added that “the only solution for radioactive waste is to stop making it.”

After decades without permanent disposal, she said, “We have nothing to do with it except piling it up – it’s piling up where it’s made and if it’s moved, it’s piled up there. That’s all we have to show up for it.”

Photos of some of the great folks that attended!

NRC Nukes Palmer 4

NRC Nukes Palmer 1

Nuke Waste 2Nuke Waste 3Nuke Waste 4NLY Nuke WasteNuke Waste 1

More photos at Nuclear Reg Commission Hearing in Charlotte 4 Nov 2013 (70 photos)

https://plus.google.com/photos/110589004450939931931/albums/5942996765941708465?banner=pwa

P.S.

If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, you have until midnight Dec 20th to submit your comments.:

Make your comments by December 20 to the NRC referring to  docket ID# NRC-210-0246

Email:  rulemaking.comments@nrc.gov

Fax: Secretary, NRC 301-415-1101

Mail:  Secretary, US NRC, Washington, DC  205555-0001   Attention Rulemaking & Adjudication Staff

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