Here is a list of all locations and schedules of meetings
Download sample press releases, Alerts, and more for each meeting for use by grassroots groups. Note: these are in Word format so you can edit, add your group's information and customize how you wish:
Rockville, MD. Oct. 1 and Nov. 14
Denver, CO. Oct. 3
San Luis Obispo, CA, Oct. 7
Carlsbad, CA, Oct. 9
Perrysburg, OH, Oct. 15
Minnetonka, MN, Oct. 17
Oak Brook, IL, Oct. 24
Chelmsford, MA, Oct. 28
Tarrytown, NY, Oct. 30
Charlotte, NC, Nov. 4
Orlando, FL, Nov. 6
Information from here.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings to collect comments on a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GEIS--see link below) on the extended storage of highly radioactive irradiated fuel rods currently stored at nuclear power reactor sites in Washington DC, and 10 other cities between October 1 and November 14, 2013.
This file is specific to NRC's public meeting on Thursday, October 24 in Chicago- 1401 West 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523 Link to google map: http://tinyurl.com/nrcOct24
NRC will hold an "Open House" at 6 pm, and the meeting 7--10 pm (local time). If you are planning your own events, be sure to insert the times you want people to arrive.
We encourage local groups to use their own materials -- these draft organizing documents are offered simply as a starting point or aid. Edit / insert your own info + quotes / revise / reject freely!
This WORD file contains the following DRAFT documents for the CHICAGO meeting:
· Media Advisory
· Outreach email to your allied groups
· Outreach email to members/ individuals
· Press release
We will be posting separately:
· Talking points
· Several different drafts of short comments for oral presentation
· JPG for possible paid advertisement
If there are other document drafts that would be helpful for you, please contact Mary Olson, NIRS -- firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-252-8409 (cell 828-242-5621).
The Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) is publicly available at http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1322/ML13224A106.pdf
Please scroll down to Draft Document 1
DRAFT Document 1 -- Media Advisory (put out about 2 weeks prior to the meeting -- be sure you contact "Day Books" for your area and send it to the Day Books again 48 hours in advance."
[Letterhead or list of organizations working together]
For Immediate Post
Contact: [include one or more names, phone and email]
Chicago to have Major Role in U.S. High-Level Radioactive Waste Regulation
Thursday October 24 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Hear Public
What: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has produced a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for the first time on the extended storage of highly radioactive irradiated fuel rods currently stored at nuclear power reactor sites. The NRC is seeking public comment on the document, and will hold 2 meetings in the Washington DC area and 10 field meetings outside of DC, including [City name]. [City name] is the only location in [region].
When: Thursday October 24, 6 pm Open House; Meeting 7--10 pm [change time if you have your own plan]
Link to google map: http://tinyurl.com/nrcOct24
Who: Any member of the public, their advocates and representatives [list any VIP or organizations planning to comment] may comment. Both oral and written comments will be accepted.
Why: A federal court ordered the NRC to study the impact of storing high-level radioactive waste ("spent" fuel rods) at reactor sites, including a look specifically at dangers from fuel pools such as those seen at the Fukushima Daiichi Japanese nuclear disaster site. Prior to that the NRC simply asserted that the storage of the waste was no problem, would have no impact and that since federal law mandates a different federal agency, the Department of Energy, to take this most concentrated of all the types of radioactive waste, an impact statement was not needed. The federal court order is historic since it additionally removed the NRC's authority to license expanded production of the waste (new nuclear power reactors, or license renewals). The public is invited to comment on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, particularly any site-specific aspects of waste storage since the document is intended to address every reactor site in the United States, past, present and future.