FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS – Petition NRC to revoke the operating licenses of dangerous GE Mark I & Mark II reactors 

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 un-contained 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 read the full petition, which was ignored by the NRC, after being filed on March 21, 2013 by Beyond Nuclear and safe energy groups.

via Beyond Nuclear – FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS – Petition NRC to revoke the operating licenses of dangerous GE Mark I & Mark II reactors .

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