Thursday, August 2, 2007

Working On Contentions...Need Help Finding Documents

For those who follow this blog, you know that the Green Nuclear Butterfly is planning on filing a Petition to Intervene and Formal Request For Hearing in the Entergy License Renewal Application Process. To be successful, it is imperative to write contentions that will pass the NRC's unfair short, contentions cannot be subjective in nature even if sound, but must be backed up with proof, using either documents to support your contentions, or by employing experts.

The problem...the nuclear industry has buried and hidden many of the very documents we need to support contentions, and the NRC has hidden even more, or made them all but impossible to see. That is where the Green Nuclear Butterfly needs the public's help, where we need Whistle blowers afraid to come forward to help us in helping the community. As Anderson Cooper would say, "This is about keeping them honest."

Indian Point is unsafe, and documents such as the EPRI NSACL (Revision 2) would help us prove it. Safety, security and degradation problems at the plant that have been hidden would help as well, especially if we had detailed information about these hidden issues. However, we understand the environment of fear that has been created at Entergy owned sites, the fear of losing ones job that keeps employees silent.

For this reason, we are asking people to send us their nuclear documents and secrets, either hard copy or on CD ROM anonymously. With UPS, the Postal Service, Fed Ex and other delivery services abounding, it is much easier today to send packages while keeping your own identification private. So, if that secret has been keeping you up at night, if hiding the truth is eating away at your conscious, now is your time to come clean, and help your community. If you have old documents from your time in the industry sitting up in your attic, dig them out and give them to us. Send us your nuke documents, help us prepare our contentions by sending what you have to:

Nuclear Hot Documents
C/O Sherwood Martinelli
351 Dyckman Street
Peekskill, New York 10566

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