On March 19, 2013, a majority of the five-member Commissionvoted to reject the agency’s Japan Lessons Learned Project Directorate and their senior staff’s recommendation to promptly Order to back fit all General Electric boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments with the installation of engineered high-capacity radiation filters on more robust severe accident capable vents on the Fukushima-style containment structures. Instead by majority vote (4-1), the Commissioners sided with the industry agenda for dangerous half measures that will potentially leave the downwind communities vulnerable to the uncontained releases of radioactivity in the event of an accident involving reactor core fuel damage and introduces undue, indeterminate and imprudent delay in addressing these aging reactors with dangerously flawed and vulnerable containment structures.
You can join Beyond Nuclear and safe energy organizations in petitioning the NRC to revoke these Fukushima-style reactors here in the United States by signing up here.
You can also read the full petition filed on March 21, 2013 by Beyond Nuclear and safe energy groups.
Beyond Nuclear - FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS - Petition NRC to revoke the operating licenses of dangerous GE Mark I & Mark II reactors