Monday, May 09, 2011
You can join conference call on depleted uranium in Hawaii
The info below is from a broadcast email from Shannon Rudolph. It’s a conference call taking place 9 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning which you can join if you are concerned about depleted uranium in Hawaii.
Here's your chance to discuss apparent violations of NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] licensing requirements for depleted uranium in Hawai'i.
If you're interested, there will be an predecisional enforcement teleconference between the NRC and the Army on Tuesday, May 10th 9 AM - 12PM Hawaii Time. The teleconference is open to the public. The toll-free number is: 1-888-455-9746, and the passcode of 51823 . Or they say by internet, https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/879050112The public will be allowed to ask questions or comment after the meeting portion is complete.P.S. - interesting article: Nuclear Agency Is Criticized as Too Close to Its Industry http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/business/energy-environment/08nrc.html?_r=1
"Based on NRC's review of the information provided by the Army, it appears that the Army is in violation of NRC regulations on the licensing of source material, which includes DU, at several Army installations," NRC's announcement states. "It also appears that the Army performed decommissioning activities at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii without NRC authorization."