Urge NRC to Improve Rules on Nuclear Plant Licensing
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now accepting public input on a request by Westchester County, NY, Executive Andrew Spano to improve standards for extending the operating life of nuclear power plants. Westchester County, just north of New York City, is home to the Indian Point nuclear plant, located in the most densely populated area of any nuclear plant in the country.
To view Westchester County's petition, click here.
Mr. Spano's request is a much-needed improvement! Nuclear plants that would not be granted an initial license to operate today due to antiquated designs, failure to plan for waste disposal, or being located in densely populated regions are subjected to lower standards when they request a twenty-year extension on their license to operate than if they were new. There's no reason to lower the bar and allow for grandfathered regulations from thirty years ago to govern licensing today. Tell NRC to improve standards for license extensions! Feel free to edit the comments below.
Click here to learn more about license extensions.