Monday, July 23, 2007

Anti Nuclear Protest At NEI Licensing Forum 2007

Attention all Anti Nuclear activists. We have a tremendous opportunity this year if we begin organizing now. Seems that the NEI (Nuclear Energy Institute) has been arranging special licensing forums where back room deals are made, and the NRC hands out CHEAT SHEETS to reactor licensees, explaining how to avoid various pitfalls, explaining how they can get license amendments through the regulatory process. We need to invite ourselves to this event, and in large numbers!
If you are interested in being part of a massive Anti Nuclear event, please send and email with your interest to and as details and informational meetings are organized, we will keep you abreast of the news. In the meantime, I would encourage each of you reading this to SWAMP the Westin Arlington Gateway with room reservation requests...tell them you are going to be attending the NEI Licensing Forum Event on October 15-16, 2007.
The Important Details, direct from NEI's website:
NEI Licensing Forum 2007

NEI Licensing Forum 2007
The Westin Arlington Gateway
Arlington, Va 22203
October 15-16 2007


The Licensing Forum is the annual meeting of the U.S. nuclear industry’s licensing community, which is composed of licensing specialists from nuclear utilities, nuclear steam system suppliers, owners’ groups, regional utility groups, nuclear service contractors, EPRI and INPO. NRC line managers, project managers and technical reviewers participate in the forum, presenting their views on a wide range of licensing issues. This year’s two-day meeting is the 7th annual Licensing Forum. It is intended for management, supervisory, and staff personnel involved in the day-to-day licensing interface with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It gives licensees and NRC staff a chance to discuss the efficiency and effectiveness of a number of important licensing processes, such as, license amendment requests, requests for additional information, topical reports, and generic issue resolution. Forum attendees discuss how NRC and Industry can communicate about issue-resolution action plans, priorities, and schedules. Each Licensing Forum lays the groundwork for future meetings and workshops to develop common definitions and expectations aimed at improving the overall licensing process.


Registration Form
NRC Registration Form


Program Manager
Mike Schoppman
Phone: 202.739.8011

Logistics Contact
Ken Morton
Phone: 202.739.8014

Linda Wells
Phone: 202.739. 8039


The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Va. 22203

The hotel cutoff at The Westin Arlington Gateway is Friday, September 21. Rooms at the Westin are available at a discounted rate of $199 until that date. After September 21, the room rate will be at the discretion of the hotel. Please call 888.627.7076 to make a reservation.


  • Registration and continental breakfast will begin Monday and Tuesday at 7.30 a.m.
  • Conference sessions will be held at the following times:
    Monday, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • NEI will host a luncheon on Monday and Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.
  • NEI will host a welcoming reception on Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Business casual attire is appropriate for the forum.


Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a 5 miles to the Westin Arlington.

Taxis will cost approximately $20 one-way from DCA.

Parking is $20 per day at the Westin.

Super Shuttle is an alternate transportation. 800.258.3826

Metro Ballston metro station (orange line) is three blocks away from The Westin Arlington Gateway. If taking from DCA, take the blue line to Rosslyn metro station. Then board the Vienna orange line and get off in Ballston.

Car Rental Discount

  • Hertz Rent A Car is offering NEI a meeting discount. To make your reservation, call Hertz at 800.654.3131 and refer to discount number 189851.
  • Budget Rent A Car also is offering NEI a meeting discount. To make your reservation, call Budget at 800.527.0700 and refer to the NEI discount number BCD S192751, or reserve a car online at

Also, start making plans for 2008 Anti Nuclear Events...Chicago could be a great place for a protest May 5-7, 2008.

Nuclear Energy Assembly

NEI’s Nuclear Energy Assembly is the annual conference of the nuclear technologies industry. The conference draws hundreds of senior executives and policymakers from around the world. Join us May 5-7, 2008, in Chicago!
Lisa Steward

Ken Morton

Linda Wells

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