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USA nuclear Dry Cask risks not known when design approved by NRC – European design rejected!

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From a meeting on the 19th October 2017 (Video just released)

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Administrative Judge Dr. Peter Lam discloses that the vulnerabilities of Diablo’s Holtec dry cask nuclear waste storage system to stress corrosion cracking – recently documented by Donna Gilmore – “was not known to decision-makers 20 years ago, when the NRC approved the design.”

Dr. Lam’s disclosure seems to throw into serious question the validity of the design basis of all planned and existing nuclear waste storage systems in California and elsewhere within the USA.

European design casks that are more proven and can that be checked for defects were deemed to not be a solution by the NRA because of the time and expense of licensing and infrastructure requirements.

This is number four of four excerpts, posted as a public service by EON, from the video coverage of the Oct. 19, 2017 meeting of the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee.


November 3, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. […] USA nuclear Dry Cask risks not known when design approved by NRC – European design reject… […]

    Pingback by Diablo Canyon Dry Casks’ Safety in Question | IPSEC | November 3, 2017 | Reply

    • Thanks for this link – to a very important topic. Holtec is spreading its storage monopoly around the world – certainly promoted it to my country, Australia. People need to know of these safety problems.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | November 3, 2017 | Reply

      • Credit has to go to Donna Gilmour and friends who have been working on this issue for a few years! And Dr Lam deserves credit for being honest in an industry of prevarication and half truths..

        Comment by arclight2011part2 | November 3, 2017

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