At the request of the State of Vermont, the NRC has changed the date of its public meeting on Vermont Yankee decommissioning to February 19, from 6-9pm at the Quality Inn in Brattleboro. [1380 Putney Road. Take I-91 to Exit 3, head north on Route 5 and it is on your left.] Clarification by New England Coalition: NRC will be holding a Public Meeting, not a Public Hearing. In a meeting there is no test of truthfulness. In a hearing everything NRC says in under oath and on the record. NRC regulations require them to come hold this one public meeting on the PSDAR.
Written comments should be submitted by March 23 to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001, or via www.regulations.gov using Docket No. 50-271.
According to the Rutland Herald:
Sheehan said while the NRC does not formally approve the PSDAR, it will review it, the state’s comments and the public comments to make sure Entergy’s plans are “consistent” with federal regulations about decommissioning nuclear power plants.
He said the scope of the Entergy report was “sweeping,” covering topics as diverse as the condition of the Connecticut River to the cost of shipping its low-level radioactive waste.
“There’s a lot of ground to cover in that report,” he said, saying people coming to the hearing should have specific comments on the report…
Safe and Green, with the Citizens Awareness Network, will host a forum in February 9 to educate citizens in the issues for public comments, at Marlboro Graduate Center, Brattleboro. Click here for more info.
Please go to our Decommissioning Resources page for issues we have identified to date.