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Diablo Canyon Dry Casks’ Safety in Question

This just in from Nuclear News, including a video just released from a meeting held on October 19th:

USA nuclear Dry Cask risks not known when design approved by NRC – European design rejected!

It seems that, according to Dr. Peter Lam, NRC administrative judge, that when the NRC approved Diablo Canyon’s Holtec dry casks, their vulnerability to stress fractures was not known—hence, the safer European design was rejected.

The video included in the link above “is number four of four excerpts, posted as a public service by EON, from the video coverage of the Oct. 19, 2017 meeting of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee.”

Let’s ensure that as Indian Point moves toward closure and decommissioning, we have an independent committee of residents to look into such issues.

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