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Wednesday
Jun182014

Appeal made to force quality assurance compliance at proposed new Fermi 3 atomic reactor

Terry LodgeTerry Lodge (photo, left), Toledo-based attorney representing the environmental coalition intervening against the proposed new Fermi 3 atomic reactor in Monroe County, MI, has appealed the May 23rd Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) ruling regarding QA (quality assurance) to the full five member Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

See the appeal here. See the press release here.

This appeal preserves the coalition's right to appeal the ruling to the federal courts.

From 2009 to 2013, the coalition's expert witness on QA, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer of Fairewinds Associates, Inc., has filed voluminous testimony during the course of this proceeding.

The coalition includes Beyond Nuclear, Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination, Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario, Don't Waste Michigan, and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.