Sure the Pro-Industry folks wish I would simply go away...hard to do when you live three miles from a problem plagued dangerous nuclear reactor wrongfully trying to get itself relicensed for another 20 years of operation...even harder to do when you find out your wife has breast cancer and you are convinced that Entergy's poor management, and Indian Point's leaking reactors play a crucial role in that cancer, and in the cancer of two of our cats. Carrying on the fight I was meant to be involved in, have recently filed more Petitions with the NRC...for those battling Entergy in the License Renewal Case, you might find the NRC's most recent response to that Petition interesting.
The NRR Petition Review Board (PRB) has reviewed your 10CFR2.206
petition dated March 30, 2008, which requests enforcement action against
Indian Point 2 and 3. Your petition requests that the NRC suspend the
units operating licenses. You also requested that the NRC halt the
license renewal process.
You provided some supporting facts and known issues in your petition.
The PRB proposes to reject, due to insufficient facts, the basis in
paragraphs 1 and 2 as a basis for plant license suspension as the PRB
has no evidence that the current releases from the plant exceed the
NRC's regulatory limits. It is noted here, that though a release may
be within LEGAL LIMITS, it might not be low enough to protect human
health and the environment...the NRC is charged with protecting our
health first and foremost, and if that means ceasing operations because
NOW ADMITTED RELEASES are causing cancers, human health is at
risk, then the NRC must do its job, and suspend operations at the plant
until such time as the LEAKS into air, water and ground at stopped.
For paragraphs 3 and 4, the PRB is not aware of any hot leg leaks at
the facility (even if there were, there is no path to the groundwater).
The PRB is also not aware of any leaks in violation of the NRC's
regulations. This is a lie...the TRITIUM LEAKS are not within the
the constraints of the license, and the ongoing two year investigation
is proof of this reality. However, there are underground plumes containing
radioactive isotopes which have reached the Hudson River. The Press, The public
and attorneys need to TAKE NOTICE of this admission...we have the NRC admitting
in this email to me that radioactive leaks from the plant are reaching the Hudson River
The PRBproposes to combine this aspect of your petition with your previous
petition dated June 25, 2007, on groundwater contamination, which the
NRC accepted for review by letter dated February 1, 2008. A proposed
Director's Decision is being prepared for this petition, and is expected
to be issued by May 30, 2008.
For paragraph 5, the PRB acknowledges that Entergy is in violation of
two NRC orders on the new siren system, and the new siren system is
still not in operation. With my wife now in a high risk group, a non-working
siren in the case of a release puts her at HIGH RISK of additional exposure
further elevating her cancer risk...yet the NRC refuses to take the needed
action of CLOSING THE PLANT till the sirens are working. Why?
The PRB proposes to combine this aspect of your
petition with your previous petition dated September 28, 2007, on the
new siren system, which the NRC accepted for review by letter dated
February 12, 2008. A proposed Director's Decision is being prepared for
this petition. Due to the complexities involved with this proposed
Director's Decision, it is not expected to be issued until October
You also requested that the NRC halt the license renewal process for
Indian Point 2 and 3. Because this request is not for an
enforcement-related action, it does not meet the criteria for acceptance
in the 10 CFR 2.206 process. My request is an enforcement-related action.
The board has the right to take action on ANY LICENSE or License procedure
because of rules violations, and that would include stopping the license renewal activity
until such time as Entergy is within FULL COMPLIANCE.
You may discuss your petition with the PRB if you desire to comment on
the PRB's recommendations or present additional information. This may be
in a public meeting at NRC headquarters in Rockville, MD, or by
teleconference. If it is by teleconference, it will be recorded,
transcribed, and added to the public record. Please let me know by April
22, 2008, if you want a discussion with the PRB, and I will arrange a
mutually agreeable date. The licensee will be invited to participate.
Your petition has not been made public yet, but I am in the process of
making it public. It should be available in ADAMS on our web site by
April 23, 2008. It has been assigned ADAMS number ML080950265.
John P. Boska
Indian Point Project Manager, DORL
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission