From Beyond Nuclear.
Listen in to NRC hearing on embrittled reactor pressure vessel meltdown risks!On Wed., March 25 from 10 A.M. to noon Eastern, Beyond Nuclear and allies will testify at NRC's Licensing Board, in opposition to any further weakening of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) safety standards. Entergy Nuclear has applied for multiple regulatory rollbacks at its 44-year-old Palisades atomic reactor in Michigan on the Great Lakes shore (see photo), which has the worst neutron radiation embrittled RPV in the U.S. Embrittlement risks a pressurized thermal shock (PTS) fracture of the RPV, which would lead to core meltdown, potential containment failure, and catastrophic release of hazardous radioactivity. Many other pressurized water reactors across the country also have serious embrittlement/PTS risks, as well. Any bad precedents set at Palisades would then be applied elsewhere. Please listen in to the hearing, to let NRC know it is being watched. The phone number for the listen-only line is 800-857-9645. The passcode is 9568305. If you want to listen in, NRC requires you to RSVP by Mon., March 23 by contacting Licensing Board law clerk, Mr. Sachin Desai, at 301-415-6523 or Sachin.Desai@nrc.gov. More