ON the “Emergency Evacuation Hearings “ in New Jersey.
Since an Earthquake shook Salem County the same morning, I, of course took the opportunity to bring up the problem of liquefaction of Artificial Island . Nancy Willing who traveled with me , (she also spoke) had a conversation with one Official before the formal meeting concerning this matter . His statement contradicted my official testimony. But Nancy was sharp enough to bring this contradiction up DURING the hearing, (on record) His answer “Give me your name and address and I will get back to you “ He did not answer. My guess is she will never hear from him, if she does, he will have problems . ( I will let Nancy explain that on her site “Delaware Way”
Joe Mangano, Director of Radiation and Public Health Project (RPHP) Author of 3 books and 24 medical Journal Articles (a New Jersey resident) also testified saying the plan as written will never work “Interstate 295, the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the New Jersey turnpike will turn into a parking lot. Of course I said this about I 95 for years.
I found it astounding that today’s News Journal (Sunday July 5 ) in this huge article on emergency evacuation, IN CASE OF A SERIOUS STORM, never mentions the elephant in the room, the 3 nuclear power plants across the river . Particularly since more (24.000) people live near this plant on the Delaware side.
The Article stated “ more then a quarter of Delaware resident said they would stay…. And a third believe that their homes would be safe.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE WHEN THERE IS AN EMERGENCY AT NUCLEAR PLANTS, CREDIBE STUDIES SHOW
PEOPLE LEAVE IMMEDIATELY .
NOW HERE IS THE CLINCHER !!
The article states : “THAT IS WHY IT IS SO CRITICAL FOR PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO EMERGENCY ANNOUCEMENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO SEND PEOPLE INTO AN AREA OF PROBLEMS “
That is why it is important that the Legislators be held to the promise they made to me over the years that similar hearings be made mandatory in the State of Delaware. ON RECORD.
I am so convinced lives could be saved.
There are several options DEMA has depending on the extent of the accident, one of which is “sheltering”.
People need to know, if “sheltering” is ordered, it is best to obey. It avoids chaos, and accommodates orderly evacuation SHOULD IT BECOCME NECESSARY. It also avoids following the “Plume” rather then escape it etc. etc.
I can not begin to tell you the benefits and the scope of awareness gained from these hearings to the residents of Salem County.
So, why it is we can not have them in Delaware? Politics I know !! Long story !
YES DEMA sends a representative to this hearings . The “After-conference” we have with them every year declares everything to be just hunky-dory in Delaware.
More an that later. Particularly what indebt studies in other State have found .
On another matter:
As we go into Cask storage at the plants you might be interested in the enclosed French video
Not very comforting should we start shipping…someday.