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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Meeting on Radioactive Waste

4 Nov 2013

November 4th -- Rally at 5 pm; Doors open 6 pm; Meeting begins 7pm
Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 Jim Keynes Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262
Because there is no national nuclear waste dump, federal courts have ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to develop a valid, realistic assessment of the environmental impacts of radioactive waste. Until this process is complete, all licensing and re-licensing of nuclear power plants has been put on hold! Join folks from across the state in Charlotte on Monday, November 4 to keep the courts' ban on nuclear licensing. The risks involved in radioactive waste storage are just too great, including:

• Leaks and fires involving irradiated nuclear fuel or "spent" nuclear fuel

• Technical issues: long-term stability of the waste, security vulnerability deterioration of storage systems, accidents
Can't make the trip? Make your comments to the NRC referring to docket ID# NRC-210-0246 Email: rulemaking.commments@nrc.gov
fax: Secretary, NRC 301-415-1101 Mail: Secretary, US NRC Washington, DC 20555-0001 Attention Rulemaking & Adjudication Staff
More information: 838 724 4221
http://www.bredl.org/