The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, chaired by U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), have scheduled a 10 a.m. hearing in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on Sept. 9.
The hearing is entitled, “Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”
The hearing will examine NRC's long-term budget development and resource planning. Additionally, members will examine the proposed rule-making associated with the Near Term Task Force (NTTF), which was established in response to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident in Japan. The NTTF is tasked with evaluating the incident and developing recommendations for reactors throughout the United States. Ongoing activities related to storage, transportation and disposal of high-level nuclear waste will be examined as well.
Can we get even 30 people to send both of these chairs a short letter indicating disatisfaction with NRC?
1) They are considering adopting the "hormesis: radiation is good for you" and throwing out the fairly conservation LNT model.
2) They refuse to take disciplinary action against those who break the rules, they never impose fines, instead they write "because you have put it in an action plan, we will not fine you"
3) They are not pro-active enough. Regulation shouldn't be just about what is brought to your attention. The San Onofre debacle should not have been accepted as like for like, that should have been obvious to a high school student and NRC should have been on that like a big dog.
4) They have refused to require nuclear operators to have a REAL PLAN in the case of a serious accident
5) They do not update their website promptly, even though they are asking for public comment. Comments can take weeks to appear. Why do comments even need to be reviewed (aka censored) in the first place. By taking forever to put comments up, and by having a vast divide between the number of comments received and the number of comments showing….it demoralizes people. Then they won't take the time to comment. We have lives to live, we can't spend our time hawking over whether the NRC has finally posted our comment or not. It's "pretend" participation.