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Monday, June 6, 2011

NRC: Public Meeting Schedule

NRC: Public Meeting Schedule

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June 6, 2011,

Dear Friends,

Ready for a positive action? On Thursday, June 16, the Sustainable Energy Coalition (note: NIRS is a member) will hold its 14th annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo and Forum in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

There will be literally dozens of speakers and exhibitors well worth seeing. Here is a flier describing the event more fully. If you're in the DC area that day, you should drop by. Even more importantly, your Congressmembers and their staffs should drop by! Now more than ever, Congress needs to learn about renewable energy and efficiency technologies.

Click here to send a letter to your Congressmembers urging them to attend the expo.

In a somewhat related development, Sens. Sanders, Boozman and Bingaman have re-introduced the 10 million solar rooftops bill. Find out more here.

GE Mark I petition
Our friends at Beyond Nuclear have submitted an emergency petition to the NRC to suspend the licenses of the General Electric Mark I reactors in the U.S.--those with the same design as Fukushima. The text of the petition is here.

This Wednesday, June 8, the NRC will be conducting a public meeting on this petition. If you're in the DC area, we encourage you to attend--it's at NRC's headquarters in Rockville, MD. More info on the meeting is here.

If you're not in DC, you can still listen and participate by calling 1-800-772-3842, Pin Code 2206#. The meeting will begin at 2 pm and is expected to last until 5 pm (eastern time); we hope many of you will be on the phone and let the NRC know we support this petition and demand the shutdown of the Mark I reactors.

Among the speakers will be Dale Bridenbaugh, a former GE engineer who, with two others, resigned from GE in 1976 in protest of the deficiencies with the Mark I design. You can find out more about these deficiencies and the history of the Mark I here.

Thanks for all you do,

Michael Mariotte
Executive Director
Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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