A Request to Suspend Nuclear Reactor Licenses in the U.S.

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A group made up of enough people to fill a small city asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission today to complete an exhaustive review of the Fukushima disaster and suspend activities and licenses at nearly 2-dozen proposed nuclear reactor projects until a report is complete.

The projects are located in 15 states including Ohio, New Jersey and New York.

The group is made up of environmental organizations and private citizens and the petition they submitted demands for the creation of an independent to study the Japanese nuclear crisis, in a similar fashion to the process set up in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.

At the heart, of the petition a call to review “the safety and environmental implications of the ongoing catastrophic radiological accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station…”.

Diane Curran, one of the petitioning lawyers, in a news release said, “Suspension of licensing decisions pending investigations of lessons learned also would be consistent with the course followed by the Commission following the Three Mile Accident, when the Commission delayed new licensing actions for a year and a half while it studied the implications of the accident for reactor safety.”

(You can read the contents of that petition by click on Rock The Capital.)

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