Rick Pezzullo of the Examiner News wrote up the last meeting the NRC scheduled to hear community concerns over decommissioning and added a bit of context in regard to how we got to where we are. The link is below.
It was a different atmosphere from any other NRC meeting in the past. There was no union or business presence. It was calm and the room was filled with 50 people who were very knowledgeable, articulate and unhappy with the NRC for many different reasons. The transcript of the meeting is expected shortly.
What was not mentioned was that the reception for those on the phone line was so bad that people who called in could not hear a thing. NRC blamed a storm and loss of signal. They have apologized and set a date for another meeting to make up for what happened.
That date is August 18 and it will be an online meeting only. Stay tuned for more details.
Written comments will be accepted through October 22. It is important to get a lot of written comments in to the NRC about safety, the gas pipeline, monitoring and more. Write about what concerns you the most.
To send your comments go to: https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2021-0125.
Be sure to cc your elected officials. They need to hear that concern about Indian Point remains high and the NRC needs to know that our electeds are still involved
You can post your same comment
on the Public Service Commission docket for IP Closure Task Force and Decommissioning Oversight Board: Go to “nysdps-dmm search” and enter 21-01188 in the case number field. Once you get on the case page, click the tab for Post Comment.
Posting your comment to this thread would also be helpful and might inspire others to write.
Congratulations to those who showed up at 2:30 pm before the NRC meeting with Holtec. They had a gigantic banner that no one could miss and talked with many officials, expressing their concerns and providing them with accurate information. Effective activists at work!
NRC Hears Concerns on Indian Point Decommissioning Plan
… “Holtec, which only took over ownership of the facility in late May, submitted a Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report on December 19, 2019, but the NRC only began a formal review of the plan two months ago.
The report details Holtec’s immediate dismantlement approach and anticipated completion of the process within approximately 15 years…”