IP PSDAR on 7/2921 in Tarrytown 6 PM. This is the shared document for the NRC meeting that is the belated “hearing” our Congressional delegation pushed for it. 

The goal of presenting comments at  the NRC meeting is to provide information on Holtec’s PSDAR  that will lead to safer decommissioning and to get federal representatives to provide robust oversight of the NRC with regard to this and future decommissioning projects.

Comments to:

  1. Live comments dav be offered at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel on July 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.
    • These can be sent in to NRC in writing — details will be provided 
  2. Comments should also be sent to your Congressional representatives and to local, if from IP
  3. Comments can and should be posted on PSC docket for IP Closure Task Force and DOB::

Topics for PSDAR Hearing and DOB:

Cask and Canister issues:  

  • 20 – 25 year warranty on canisters and cask system (Richard W.)
  • 10 mREM limit in Joint Proposal should be honored (RW)
  • Visual inspection of canisters is not adequate
  • Bowling pin configuration on tarmac — vulnerable to terrorism; HOSS could be safer.

Earthquake zones should be studied further to have a full picture of the environment in which the decommissioning will take place.  Request information from Columbia University LDEO (Barbara Warren and Paul Gunter)

  • Aug. 23 Dominion is seeking new plant despite Aug. 23 earthquake at North Anna 1 & 2, which didn’t meet seismic standards — but are designing Unit 3 to do so.  1 & 2 are still operating
  • Information on 2 earthquake zones has been scrubbed from record (Paul G., please elaborate)

Inadequate Emergency Planning:  No offsite plan or funding (some of this is addressed in JP settlement agreement)  Oyster Creek has a transfer pit but no onsite overpack.  It will take many hours or days  to get one transported from Camdent to Lacey Township.

Pressing need for Nuclear Harvesting and Autopsy, especially to inform License Extension Applications:  Reactor owners are now seeking 40 – 60  – 80 year license extensions, but little to nothing has been learned about effects of operations on aging.  Indian Point can serve as a pilot to design an engineered testing system to send samples for autopsy.  We need regulations requiring autopsy of closing reactors so that lawmakers and the NRC and other regulatory bodies will have information on which to base future decisions, especially in the face of so many license extension applications.  The Seattle Times will publish an article on this in Sept.

This shared document is for you to include your points. Please fill it out so that it can get to the people who will be in contact with elected officials who can make the change we’d like to see.