APRIL 18. 2013 UPDATE: Web cast and toll free call in to the NRC Thursday 1PM to 3 PM (EST) May 2, 2013 to revoke GE Mark I and Mark II boiling water reactor operating licenses.
You can tune into the webcast from 1 PM to 3 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 2, 2013 as scheduled on the NRC Webcast Portal
You can also listen to the proceeding by dialing the Toll Free NRC Bridge line 1-888-603-9750 and enter Passcode 5506147.
On March 19, 2013, a majority of the five-member Commission voted to reject the agency’s Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate and their senior staff’s recommendation to promptly Order to back fit all General Electric boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments with the installation of engineered high-capacity radiation filters on more robust severe accident capable vents on the Fukushima-style containment structures. Instead by majority vote (4-1), the Commissioners sided with the industry agenda for dangerous half measures that will potentially leave the downwind communities vulnerable to the uncontained releases of radioactivity in the event of an accident involving reactor core fuel damage and introduces undue, indeterminate and imprudent delay in addressing these aging reactors with dangerously flawed and vulnerable containment structures.
You can join Beyond Nuclear and safe energy organizations in petitioning the NRC to revoke these Fukushima-style reactors here in the United States by signing up here.
You can also read the full petition filed on March 21, 2013 by Beyond Nuclear and safe energy groups.