[ RadSafe ] Investigation at Palisades

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed Aug 15 22:22:29 CDT 2012

Aug. 15

         LInk to the Huffington Post article:


         This alleged leak occurred on May 31.  Why hasn't it been 
ballyhooed all over the place?    I did a Google search for Palisades 
Power Plant, Ostendorf, and McCrary and got a whole two links.
You would think --- wouldn't you? --- that the anti-nukers would have 
blanketed the Internet with lurid tales about it.

         The Huff Post article has a link to this Aug. 15 article in 
the Detroit News:


         This short article is as bland as plain yogurt.  To me, the 
whole event sounds more than a little peculiar.

Steven Dapra

At 09:59 PM 8/14/2012, you wrote:
>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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