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groundwater monitoring program

I would like to urge the NRC to change regulations on groundwater monitoring systems at the nation’s nuclear power plants. Currently, information on nuclear power plant radiation leaks into the surrounding groundwater depends on a voluntary industry groundwater monitoring program. It would serve the public interest to make groundwater monitoring mandatory, as well as timely publishing of reports. Recently we have had tritium leaks at NC facilities at Progress Energy’s Shearon Harris and Brunswick facilities. It would ease public trust in nuclear power if monitoring and reporting was mandatory. Then problems come to light and we can focus on solutions. Thank-you for all of your great work to regulate the nuclear industry.

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