Reports about a recent series of incidents involving the Pilgrim Nuclear plant in Massachusetts indicate that given a choice to communicate with public officials, the NRC refused to do so.
Readers may recall that several people, including Meredith Angwin, Rod Adams, Paul Lorenzini, and myself, among others, took the NRC to task for is public meeting down in Brattleboro, VT, in Feb 2015.
In November 2015 I wrote a piece for the ANS Nuclear News (V58. N12) (Full text PDF file) which looked at the issue in-depth titled “Closing the civility gap at NRC public meetings. This same article also posted on the ANS Cafe.
Where we are now almost two years later is that not much has changed.
My analysis is posted today at the ANS Nuclear Cafe. In my view the NRC gets an “incomplete’ grade for its efforts some of which could still pay off if the agency would finish the job.
Federal agencies aren’t known for making changes at warp speed, but this long period of time to work the issue seems to indicate it still isn’t a priority for the agency. Worse, a recent series of incidents involving the Pilgrim Nuclear plant in Massachusetts indicates that given a choice to communicate with public officials, the NRC refused to do so.
Read the full report at the cited URL.
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