June 7, 2012 | 9:15 am
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing board (the ASLB) is having a hearing in Boston on Thursday, June 7 at the McCormack Building, 5 Post Office Square, Boston. The hearing concerns NRC orders meant to enhance the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors using lessons learned from the disaster at Fukushima, Japan in March 2011. The Pilgrim Coalition feels the NRC’s proposals are “band-aids” and are inadequate for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which has the same faulty design as the Fukushima reactors.
Join us as we gather outside the courthouse at 9:15 a.m. with our allies in a media event and public information rally outside the building. Bring a friend, co-worker, or family member, and a sign!
The hearing was requested by Pilgrim Coalition member Pilgrim Watch of Duxbury in response to three orders issued by the NRC. Pilgrim Watch argues that the orders do not adequately meet concerns about spent fuel pools and containment vents. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board assigned to review the request concluded that the filings raised several issues that require further exploration and deserve an oral argument session.
Let’s gather together and raise our voices so that we do not become the next victims of a nuclear disaster. If not now, then when?