Palisades and NRC hold public hearing to discuss safety
Palisades Nuclear Plant Photo: flickr.com
Caroline MacGregor December 12, 2012 | WGVU Safety
issues and a series of leaks and shutdowns led to Palisades being downgraded
and rated among the worst plants in the nation. That status was recently changed
after the NRC announced the plant is now operating safely and upgraded it to
the first ranking.
Tuesday’s meeting, Region III administrator for the NRC, Chuck Casto, said inspectors
have increased the inspections at Palisades Nuclear Plant and will
continue to do so next year.
However, many present at last night’s meeting still feel the plant should be shut down for good.
Kevin Kamps with Beyond
Nuclear says they have a name for the NRC dialogue during such meetings.
“We're really fed up as a coalition with the treatment that we receive from the NRC and Entergy which is to obscure the truth through using lingo. We actually have a game called nuke speak bingo and we actually got to five in a row so we yelled out in chorus at that point, 'meltdown' because these are the risks
being taken at Palisades.”
Kamps feels Palisades is a disaster waiting to happen.
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