Markey Statement on Court Ruling Vacating NRC Waste Disposal Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D- Mass.) today released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the 2010 update to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Waste Confidence Decision to temporarily store nuclear waste at power plants for up to six decades, rejecting the “Commission’s conclusions regarding temporary storage because the Commission did not conduct a sufficient analysis of the environmental risks.”

“It comes as no surprise that the court has no confidence in NRC’s waste confidence decision. The NRC relied on what seemed to be a faith-based methodology to conclude that highly radioactive nuclear waste can be left simply sitting in the giant swimming pools and parking lots in which it is currently stored for an additional 60 years. There was a collective failure on the part of both Congress and the Department of Energy to enable a credible, science-based search for a permanent nuclear waste repository.”

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One Response to Markey Statement on Court Ruling Vacating NRC Waste Disposal Decision

  1. Barbie Meyer says:

    I worked at San Onofre; my son worked for 27 years there and is so sick now he cannot work and lives with us. SCE will not even give him his disability and we have a court case now against them. Any information you need, please contact me. He also has people with whom he worked that are very sick and on disability from songs (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station). Leet us get this out in the open.

    Also, those “smart meters” are not smart except to take advantage of SCE customers. They emit cells.

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