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Toledoans Speak Out on Nuclear Plant License Extension

Posted Dec 13th, 2010 by Jessica Weinberg  Category: General News

 

PUBLIC HEARING
On re-licensing of the Davis-Besse Atomic Reactor
Saturday Dec. 18 from 12 noon to 3 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2272 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, Ohio
20 MORE Years of Radioactive Russian Roulette on
the Great Lakes shore?!

We are calling for input from all interested parties regarding First Energy’s mismanagement of Davis-Besse, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s lack of oversight of that facility, in particular residents of Ohio, the Toledo area, South East Michigan, or residents of any community that would be directly adversely affected by an accident at Davis-Besse.

Anyone can testify, sign in will be required.
This hearing will be videotaped and presented to the NRC.
For more information contact: Anita Rios 419-243-8772, rhannon@toast.net

• FirstEnergy has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a 20-year operating license extension at its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor, Ohio, just 20 miles east of Toledo.

• Davis-Besse is one of the most problem-plagued atomic reactors in the entire country: it has suffered six “significant accident sequence precursors”, three times more than any other American nuclear plant.

• The original license was granted in 1977 and will expire in 2017. If the extension is approved Davis-Besse can operate until 2037.

• In the past 10 years NRC has rubber-stamped 60 of 60 license renewals sought by industry.

• The NRC Office of Inspector General has reported serious problems with NRC’s license extension program: NRC staff have “cut and pasted” the nuclear utility’s own work, sometimes word for word, falsely presenting it as an independent safety analysis.
Sponsoring Organizations:
The Green Party of Ohio (ohiogreens.org)
The Ohio Sierra Club (ohiosierraclub.org )
Beyond Nuclear (beyondnuclear.org)
Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Great Lakes

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