Thursday, July 14, 2011

The video the Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not want you to see.

Why Fukushima can happen here in San Clemente

These Recommendations From The Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Should Scare You.

1) The NRC should increase the value it assigns to a human life in its cost-benefit analyses so the value is consistent with other government agencies

2) The NRC should extend the scope of regulations to include the prevention and mitigation of severe accidents.

3) The NRC should modify emergency planning requirements to ensure that everyone at significant risk from a severe accident—not just the people within the arbitrary 10-mile planning zone—is protected.

4) The NRC should require plant owners to move spent fuel at reactor sites from storage pools to dry casks when it has cooled enough to do so.

5) The NRC should enforce its fire protection regulations and compel the owners of more than three dozen reactors to comply with regulations they currently violate.

6) The NRC should establish timeliness goals for resolving safety issues while continuing to meet its timeliness goals for business-related requests from reactor owners.

7) The NRC should revise its assumptions about terrorists’ capabilities to ensure nuclear plants are adequately protected against credible threats, and these assumptions should be reviewed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

8) The NRC should require new reactor designs to be safer than existing reactors.

What should the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have learned from Fukushima?

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?

Nuke Plants + Fault Lines + Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions?