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Panel Completes Independent Safety Evaluation on Indian Point

From Entergy's press release:
The Independent Safety Evaluation (ISE) panel's report, while identifying areas for improvement that need to be addressed, confirms that Indian Point Energy Center is a safe and secure plant, Entergy officials said Thursday.
What does Entergy need to work on?
... the Panel found that IPEC’s relationship with the public and stakeholders, particularly on matters of emergency preparedness, is not healthy. Additionally, the Panel concluded that IPEC’s emergency response facilities and equipment do not meet high industry standards, and should be upgraded.

Overall, the Panel found that security at the plant is strong but problems with staffing shortages in some security functions and certain aging security systems and equipment should be addressed on a priority basis.
Check out the report (pdf) and let us know your thoughts. Was the panel worth it? Do you think they were objective? Will their assessment have any weight with the public? Will anyone actually read the report? And so on.

Update: Thoughts from Idaho Samizdat.

Comments

Anonymous said…
The public did not need the report. The 70% who want IPEC open, are already aware that the false fears hyped by paid PR agencies were simple politicking for dollars.


The 5% who are dedicated to closing the plant, are all career PR hacks, to whom a report by God himself would be simply one more fact to disbelieve, for pay.


The inept band of pirates who have commandeered the N.Y. State government, (under bluebeard Spitzer), are simply mouthing what they are told to mouth, by the owners of the antinuke email lists that will be needed to re-elect them in 2012.

Only the talking heads needed the report.

The public did not.

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