There were ample warnings that both TEPCO and Japan's regulators ignored steps that would have prevented this tragedy. Throughout the world, nuclear oversight has been compromised by the revolving door and cozy relationship between the nuclear industry and the so-called nuclear regulators who promote nuclear power rather than regulate.
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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a vote for Feb. 9 on Southern Co.’s application for the first construction permit to build nuclear reactors in more than 30 years. The two Westinghouse nukes are already under construction at Plant Vogtle in Georgia.
Note this (meeting) is not to "make a final decision" on the Combined Operating License for the Vogtle units, but to affirm the decision of the earlier mandatory hearing that there are "no environmental or safety reasons not to approve the COL" - once the Commission affirms the hearing findings, the staff is authorized to issue the COL
Your tax dollars at work - The U.S. Energy Department in February 2010 conditionally approved an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to help the company build the two reactors. - this ok with you?
OCCUPY NUCLEAR, February 9, 2012 -
• NRC: Rockville, Maryland | other NRC Locations
• Southern Company: NW Atlanta, GA
• Vogtle Electric Generating Plant: Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia
• Westinghouse Nuclear: Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania
more info, maps, etc > whats up: OCCUPY NUCLEAR - New Nukes | February 9
want to help? - find your closest nuke plant(s), look up the type and status of the reactor(s) and/or other facilites; and find out who the owners & operators are. then we can talk about some organizing and actions! - who is already working on the nuclear issue in your area? - what next? :)
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who is nuking in your back yard ???
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try a google map search, use the name of your state & see what comes up
note - the page "whats up: OCCUPY NUCLEAR" includes links and an extensive list of nuclear reactors in the US - way more than the "104 operational nukes" that you hear about
see also: FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS - March Against Nuclear Madness!
FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS!
Become a co-petitioner to NRC and support the Beyond Nuclear call for the suspension of the 23 Fukushima-style reactors operating in the US.
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