[ RadSafe ] emergency petition with the NRC

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Jul 14 18:18:46 CDT 2008

July 14

         This is a big of a crock as the casks are (especially No. 1).  (I 
am referring to the volume of the casks.)

Steven Dapra

At 10:26 PM 7/13/08 -0700, James Salsman wrote:
>9 July 2008
>R. William Borchardt
>Executive Director for Operations
>U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
>Dear Mr. Borchardt,
>I request an emergency proceeding pursuant to 10 CFR section 2.202 to
>modify the licenses of all dry cask spent fuel storage facilities with
>dry casks rated for less than 72 hours submerged.
>I ask that the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain application filed
>June, 2008 be approved for construction on a tentative basis. If the
>Yucca Mountain application is still under review when the facility is
>ready, I ask that the licenses of all dry cask spent fuel storage
>facilities with dry casks rated for less than 72 hours submerged be
>allowed to transport their spent fuel to the Yucca Mountain on a
>tentative basis in accordance with the Department of Energy's
>application for Yucca Mountain.  The following facts form the basis of
>this request:
>1.  Uranium is a mutagen and a teratogen.  Soluble uranium entering
>drinking water supplies causes birth defects, leukemia, and immune
>system disorders. (Alexandria C. Miller and David McClain, 2007 and
>earlier National Research Council reviews.)
>2.  Dry cask storage uses casks rated for less than 72 hours
>submerged.  Many have been rated at less than 10 hours submerged. (10
>CFR 54.19 applications and other NRC publications)
>3.  Flood risk is increasing at a greater basis than when current cask
>storage and the procedure for approving national storage facilities
>were designed.
>4. Recent events, such as the tunnel fires, have shown that the design
>specifications of the spent fuel storage cask may be typically
>overcome by real-world conditions.
>Therefore, it is in the best interests of the people of the United
>States and the Commission to immediately approve construction of the
>Yucca Mountain national storage facility on a tentative basis.
>Thank you.
>James Salsman

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