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Secret NRC Chairman meeting featuring Gregory Jaczko

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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and his chief of staff decide how best to delay progress on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear repository.
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AS SEEN ON: http://www.nucleartownhall.com/
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/11...
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NOTE: Gregory Jaczko has effectively stonewalled all progress on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository facility which must be constructed by law. Please view
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...
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"On October 25, 2010, The Energy Daily published a letter to the editor from Gregory Jaczko, Chairman of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to "set the record straight" on his decision to closeout the Yucca Mountain program. Unfortunately, Chairman Jaczko's defense answered none of the relevant questions surrounding his controversial decision.
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For example, he continued to argue that his authority to close out the Yucca program was derived from the President's 2011 budget request, which neither house of Congress passed. And even if they had, given the vociferous, bipartisan support for Yucca, the budget likely would have excluded the President's Yucca policy. Given these circumstances, the Chairman should at least release the general council's memorandum that justifies his authority based on the unpassed budget.
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Further, he completely ignored the fact that the NRC's own Atomic Licensing and Safety Board agreed unanimously that the DOE lacked the authority to withdraw its Yucca application or that courts continue to review cases that would answer the same question.
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But most curiously, the Chairman argues that his actions "are simply a matter of efficient resource management and good government." Washington has spent over $10 billion Yucca Mountain and the NRC is close to issuing its Safety Evaluation Report, which would provide a comprehensive review of the technical and scientific merit of the project. By closing the books on Yucca now, the Chairman is keeping the critical document, which every American has paid for, from ever being published.
/ Americans deserve better."
/ Jack Spencer
/ Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy Policy
/ The Heritage Foundation
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Quoted text from: http://blog.heritage.org/2010/11/01/t...
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Read more: /
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/11...
http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cf...
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http://www.nucleartownhall.com/blog/d...

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