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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Correct Commissioner’s Ostendoroff misstatement?

Could Commissioner Ostendoroff correct his testimony made in the senate hearing on May 5, 2010. He stated "none of the ground water samples at any plant in the USA has exceeded 20,000 picocuries per ml."

 

At Vermont Yankee ground water contamination was in excess of 3 million picocuries per ml, while at Oyster Creek it was in excess of 1 million.

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Opinions about what additional datasets the NRC should publish

First of all, I think that NRC's implementation of openness with the public is and has been superior. I'm biased in NRC's favor, as a retired employee; but the NRC's openness is one of its key strengths. Now for the suggestions: 1. Scan and load old NUREGs, docket files, and the like into ADAMS. Index them five ways from Sunday on the website. This issue has been a problem for years. It can only be solved with ...more »

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NUDOCS searches

Please improve NUDOCS search capability. There are two aspects. 1. make searches easier 2. backfit older documents. start with Comm and SECY. Make NUREG 0737 searchable. Then in order of importance a. add older popular NUREGS, b. add more NUREG/CR, c. add AEOD reports d.add research reports. Every IN,IB,GL should be accesable sincelicensees operational experience programs use these documents. 3. you will need to move ...more »

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Combine static content web pages into downloadable documents

I suggest that the number of web pages could be reduced significantly by combining static information content (i.e. information that changes infrequently) from several web pages into fewer downloadable “reference” documents. These documents would have a table of contents, follow the general style of reference documents, and be available in different formats (PDF, eBook, etc.) They could then be ported by the user to ...more »

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docket numbers in datasets for power reactors and test reactors

The format of the docket numbers entered in the power reactors dataset and test and research reactors dataset is different, and neither format is consistent with the NRC ADAMS search tool which prescribes the format to be used for a search. It would be helpful that the format of the docket numbers be the same in both datasets and ideally, the format of the docket numbers would be in the same format as that required when ...more »

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Reject the relicensing of the Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant

To Whom It May Concern: I tried to send the following email and the NRC refused to accept the email. This is not open government. RS ----------------------------------------------- To: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Re: Reject the relicensing of the Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant I live within 10 miles of DAEC, and therefore am subject to an Emergency Action Plan in case of an accident at DAEC. I urge ...more »

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Use a crowdsourcing tool for the internal NRC suggestion program

I suggest that the NRC consider the use of an on-line brainstorming tool like IdeaScale or other similar tools to replace or augment the current approaches for soliciting employee suggestions. Using the "wisdom of crowds" to refine the suggestions through an on-line discussion would probably result in better ideas and more participation in the program. Pre-set categories aligned with NRC product lines (rulemaking, licensing, ...more »

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Summaries and transcripts of past meetings

NRC has an excellent calendar of public meetings. However, once the meetings occur they are no longer listed. NRC should maintain a chronological listing of past meetings along with the meeting notice, agenda, attendees, and meeting summaries or transcripts. This wil be much more useful than searching for them on ADAMS.

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Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for this agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Those OpenGov Team members, ...more »

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Provide New Cert Designs w/ Effective Reliability Assurance Plan

Responding to Three Mile Island (TMI), NRC developed 10 CFR Part 52, the ‘Combined License’ (COL) process nearly thirty years ago. The COL’s Quality Assurance Program (QAP) requires that certified plant designs have a ‘Reliability Assurance Program’ (RAP) to assure Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)-assumed reliability. Unfortunately, Reg Guide 1.206 (NUREG-0800) Standard Review Plan (SRP) Section 17.4 guidance remains ...more »

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