PPL's License Application Challenged

Eric Epstein, Chairman of Three Mile Island Alert, contends PPL's application for a license to construct a nuclear reactor at Bell Bend near Berwick, Pa. leaves at least four serious matters in need of attention. 

Epstein contends that the federally required funds to decommission (close down) a plant are inadequate. 

He also told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that PPL's has no solid plan for how to dispose of low-level radioactive waste. 

He said that the company did not adequately assess how it will staff a new plant, nor did it consider the demographics of the area, which is populated by a higher-than-usual number of elderly and poor. 

Epstein further pointed to a possible problem with foreign ownership. 

To read the contentions filed with the NRC, open pdf: 

 

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