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THIRTY-EIGHT ANTI-NUKE GROUPS FORMALLY PETITION THE USA-NRC FOR NEW REGS.

19 FEB 2012

TAKOMA PARK, MD USA – Thirty-eight (38) Clean Energy groups, on 15 Feb 2012,  submitted a “Formal Petition for Rulemaking” to the USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USA-NRC), seeking adoption of new regulations to: 1. expand emergency evacuation zones and, 2. improve emergency response planning around USA Nuclear Power Plants(NPPs) – normally referred to as: “Nukes”

INITIAL CO-PETITIONERS ARE:  Nuclear Information and Resource Service (national and lead author), Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team (TN), Beyond Nuclear (national), Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (Southeast), Citizens Action Coalition (IN), Citizen Power (PA), Citizens Awareness Network (Northeast), Citizens Within a 10-Mile Radius (MA), Citizens Environmental Coalition (NY), Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes (Great Lakes), Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff (GA), Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone, Council on Intelligent Energy and Conservation Policy (NY), Don’t Waste Arizona, Don’t Waste Michigan, The Ecology Party of Florida, Empire State Consumer Project Inc. (NY), Grandmothers, Mothers, and More for Energy Safety (GRAMMES) (NJ), Greenpeace (national), Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (NY), Jersey Shore Nuclear Watch (NJ), Missourians for Safe Energy, New England Coalition, Nuclear Energy Information Service (IL), NC WARN, (NC), Northwest Environmental Advocates (OR), Not On Our Fault Line (VA), People’s Alliance for Clean Energy (VA), Promoting Health and Sustainable Energy (PHASE) (NY), Public Citizen Energy Program (national), San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (CA), SEED Coalition (TX), Sierra Club of South Carolina, Three Mile Island Alert (PA), Tri-Valley CARE (CA), Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah), Vermont Public Interest Research Group, We The People Inc. (TN).
The full text of the petition link is: http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/emergency/petitionforrulemaking22012.pdf  PETITION FOR RULEMAKING TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY PLANNING REGULATIONS (10 C.F.R. 50.47)

THE WELL FORMULATED PETITION,  A 35 page legal-like document, addresses many key concerns of 38 prominent Green Energy groups regarding USA Nukes, and their ramifications. The petition is a well coordinated request intended to force governmental oversight action upon the USA NRC; Unfortunately, we know the NRC is controlled by “a gang of four” sold-out Commissioners whom we think are intractable in their favoritism for the USA Nuclear Industry(and beyond, because of its global importance).  Please see: USA NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STILL HOG-TIED AND IMPOTENT – PART 4.  http://energymaters.com/?p=584.

 We wish this Clean Energy Coalition the best of luck, and may their intentions reward us all with much needed safety improvement in the USA Nuclear Industry.
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