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Campaign: Your comments on our Open Government Plan

Comments from the Society of Environmental Journalists

Open NRC – SEJ’s comments Idea Categories – Transparency, Public Participation, and Collaboration These suggestions are from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the organization that represents reporters, producers, editors, photographers, and others who cover environmental issues for news media. News media are still the principal channel through which most Americans get their information about energy and ...more »

Submitted by (@cwhetzel)

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Request for stakeholder input on NRC High-Value Data Sets

The NRC has created a table of “High-Value Data Sets” that we believe stakeholders would like to see. The NRC is looking for your comments on these data sets. Do they meet your needs? Do you have other suggestions? The table is located here: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/open/datasets-catalog.pdf.

Submitted by (@nrcmoderatorofficeofpublicaffairs)

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Campaign: New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...

Regulate nuclear safety like the FAA or UL

I think the nuclear safety regulatory methods are unduly expensive and confrontational. Nuclear systems are no more hazardous than many large industrial systems, and on the numbers, have a superior safety record to plants using hydroelectricity and fossil fuels, as well as refineries and many chemical plants. In a more traditional regulatory regime, the NRC would designate or license inspectors, inspecting firms or ...more »

Submitted by (@rgvandewalker)

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Share Ideas to Improve NRC Online Photo Gallery

The NRC Photo Gallery contains a wide range of free, high-quality photos related to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its mission. Share your ideas on how we can improve the NRC Online Public Photo Gallery. Please note that unless otherwise indicated the images are in the public domain and may be reproduced freely.

Submitted by (@ivonne)

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Guidelines and monitoring for reactors

I urge the NRC to institute stringent guidelines and monitoring for possible leakage of radioactive material from nuclear reactors. As I understand it, at the present there is NO REGULATION, only voluntary monitoring of guidelines.

 

I urge that this laxness on the part of the NRC be corrected immediately, and that new guidelines for contaminant levels be consistent with or exceeding those of the EPA.

Submitted by (@roger.joanne.lind)

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tritium and other groundwater contamination at power plants

The voluntary monitoring program for tritium releases, while providing limited data from some plants, is far from sufficient for protection of groundwater as a critical safe future drinking water source. Voluntary monitoring provides no tools for accountability or to drive the investigation, remediation of groundwater quickly to prevent off site migration of contaminants. Unquestionably, an enforceable GW standard ...more »

Submitted by (@hope00)

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Radiation exposure standards need best science, not politics

The need to protect the public health from the cancers, genetic defects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation using best science mandates improving current radiation standards. Historically, the EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA)in collaboration with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy has requested , funded and sponsored the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) National ...more »

Submitted by (@kkrevetski)

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Ground Water Monitoring at Nuclear Sites

From the Savannah River Plant to Hanford, Washington, and under every nuclear power plant in the nation, the NRC has no mandatory program for monitoring radioactive contamination of ground and surface water in place. This is just more fuel for those who think that the NRC is in bed with the industry it regulates, requiring little, suggesting a bit more, enforcing nothing while granting exceptions to its own safety ...more »

Submitted by (@scottainslie)

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Campaign: Tell Us How to Improve this Site...

radioactive leaks

This site should have an easily accessible link to public comments on various issues of concern to the public. Currently, my concern is regarding radioactive leaks into our ecosystem. Tritium can be incorporated into water molecules just like non-radioactive hydrogen atoms, and can’t be filtered out. “Tritiated” water acts just like normal, non-radioactive water in the environment and biological systems, even crossing ...more »

Submitted by (@annew0)

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Testing groundwater near nuclear power plants

Please provide ongoing support to consistently test groundwater near our nuclear power plants for radionuclide contamination. And non-nuclear as well.

Submitted by (@bobbie)

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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 ...more »

Submitted by (@gpellett)

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