UNPLUG SALEM TO HOLD "SILENT GAGGED PROTEST"
OF NRC SALEM MEETING MONDAY
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UNPLUG TO PARTICIPATE IN EVACUATION HEARINGS
NEW SAFETY CONCERNS TO BE OUTLINED ON TUESDAY
A small group of UNPLUG Salem Campaign members will engage in a "Silent Gagged Protest" at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's "Inspection Exit Meeting" to be held on Monday, July 9th, 1:30 PM at Artificial Island, in the first building on the left when you enter PSE&G property. The UNPLUG Salem Campaign will protest the fact that this meeting is open to the public for "observation" only. The public is NOT allowed to ask questions or make comments during the meeting. It's a "dog and pony show", where NRC faces PSE&G on stage, tells them everything at Salem is just great. When the meeting is over, NRC stays for informal, off the record, thus pointless, discussion, and PSEG flees the room to massage the media. The UNPLUG Salem Campaign will be there to demand that these kinds of meetings stop, that the people be allowed to ask questions and get answers on the record. NRC has no right to take away our freedom of speech!
On Tuesday, July 10th, at 7:00 PM (with an "informal meeting" at 6:00 PM) at the Salem County Courthouse, Market St off of rt. 49, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will hold its annual Radiological Division's Public Hearing on the Evacuation Plans for Salem/Hope Creek. UNPLUG Salem's testimony last year did result in some minor tweaking of the plan, and a commitment (not yet delivered) on providing KI (Potassium Iodide) to people in the 10 mile zone. We will attend this meeting to reinforce our position that no evacuation plan of the Salem/Hope Creek area would ever work. Some of the people who gave testimony last year and who received written responses from Jill Lipoti of the DEP, will testify again this year.
At this meeting, the UNPLUG Salem Campaign will reveal new safety concerns at Salem Units 1 and 2, and reveal our new requests of PSE&G and the NRC.