Take Action! Tell NRC Not to Accept Weakened Standards that Fail to Protect the Public From Radiation!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced in early September that it is moving to accept the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recently proposed radiation protection standard for Yucca Mountain. As EPA's draft proposal falls far short of protecting public health, and the public comment process is still ongoing, this rush by NRC to implement the standard is outrageous and inappropriate. NRC should wait until EPA has taken public comment and issued a final standard, before going forward.

As presently proposed, EPA's standard would be the least protective radiation protection standard in the world. This is yet again an example of regulations being made to meet an industry-desired end, not to truly ensure public health and safety. If approved, this standard will ignore the scientific consensus on the health impact of radiation. It will also set a terrible precedent; lowering the bar for radiation protection across the country.

Take action NOW - Urge the NRC not to accept and implement EPA's flawed draft standard before it has even been commented on by the public!

Click here for Public Citizen's analysis of the problems with EPA's proposed radiation protection standard.

January 16, 2019

RIN 3150-AH68

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