August 24, 2006
Take Action! Oppose new reactors in North Anna!
Make sure the NRC addresses our concerns about the devastating impacts of North Anna’s existing and proposed nuclear reactors!
The public meetings held last week on Dominion’s proposed construction of two new nuclear reactors at North Anna in Louisa County was successful on many points. Opponents to the proposed reactors were well represented and spoke about the negative impacts building new reactors will have on the lake, community, and region. Nuclear reactors are not necessary to meet Virginia’s electricity needs. Renewable technologies can meet all of Virginia’s energy needs in the coming decades more safely, effectively and inexpensively than nuclear power.
Existing nuclear reactors at North
Anna generate at least 40 metric tons of nuclear waste per
year, all of which is stored on site. No successful long-term solution
for containing nuclear waste exists, and it is presently leaking and
contaminating soil and ground water in several parts of the world. The NRC is responsible for insuring that Dominion's proposed nuclear reactors meet U.S. environmental and security standards. The NRC's analysis of Dominion's proposal is insufficient, essentially ignoring the pressing issues of plant security and waste management. These issues must be addressed and should be open to public input. If there is a problem in the future, nuclear waste
will seriously affect central Virginia’s water and air.
Feel free to add additional concerns or questions to this email!