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Call to revoke the licenses for U.S. Fukushima-design reactors: May 2, 2013

In the background, plastic covers piles of soil contaminated with radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. This sign, one of thousands thoughout the abandoned expanse of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan reads, "Do Not Enter Local Storage for Contaminated Soil, Ministry of the Environment"

The only relevant protection is prevention.

The citizen effort to close dangerous Fukushima-design reactors here in the United States goes before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  It will be live webcast and telephone conferenced from the federal agency’s headquarters in Rockville, MD on that Thursday afternoon. The speakers are from across the US who are calling for the revocation of the operating licenses for 31 GE Mark I and II boiling water reactors operating with unreliable containment structures. This same containment design has demonstrated an 100% failure rate resulting in the radioactive catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan.  This absolute level of unreliability is an unacceptable standard for continued operation.

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.