Nuclear Regulatory Commission Hears Community Concerns

Those with major concerns about nuclear power and radioactive waste all got together last night at the Marriott Courtyard in San Luis Obispo to give imput on what do do with spent fuel at Diablo canyon. In attendance was Mothers for Peace, PG&E, the NRC, even representatives from the Chumash Indians. About 200 people attended the hearing gave the Nuclear Regulatory Commission input on the environmental issues surrounding the long-term, possibly indefinite, storage of spent fuel at reactor sites where it was generated. The hearing was an opportunity for the public to comment on the NRC’s waste confidence rule, a document that outlines the agency’s generic technical and regulatory policies related to extended storage of spent fuel.