[ RadSafe ] Investigation at Palisades

William Lipton doctorbill34 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 22:59:50 CDT 2012

The following is from "The Hill" newsletter.

in HuffPost: "The inspector general at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
has launched an investigation into a GOP political appointee for attempting
to thwart an agency probe into safety concerns at a Michigan plant,NRC
insiders tell The Huffington Post [Hill]. In late May, the then-chairman of
the NRC paid a rare visit to the controversial Palisades Power Plant on
Lake Michigan, where activists are agitating for the plant's closure due to
safety issues...While Chairman Greg Jaczko was touring the plant, according
to the sources, a significant leak of potentially radioactive water was
pouring into the control room. Less than two weeks later, the plant was
shutdown to repair the leak. Yet Jaczko was never made aware of the issue
while inspecting the plant. He asked the NRC's Office of Investigations to
look into why the leak was kept from him. Ostendorf, however, wanted no
such investigation undertaken. In front of several NRC employees, Ostendorf
shouted at the top agency investigator, Cheryl McCrary, telling her that
the inquiry should be halted and that it was a 'waste of agency resources,'
according to sources briefed on the exchange."*

Bill Lipton
It's not about dose, it's about trust.

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