Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

DateMay 25, 2022
Decommissioning TopicSpent Fuel Storage
Comment / Suggestion:

Public comment presented during the May 25, 2022 Engagement Panel Meeting:

· ·I'm Eric Greening.· And first, I -- I share both Marty Brown's observations and her question of, relative to the timing of removing the elements from the pool, I think the reason to do it sooner, rather than later, to the extent it
can be done safely, is because the potential for catastrophic emptying of the water from the pool.· And what would result from that is much more massive in terms of potential harm and spread of harm and distance than something happening once it is in the solid canisters and in the storage that's been explained by Orano.
· · ·My big question now -- thank you for the answer.· I think it was Tom Jones that answered the question relative to the county process in the event that they went for a license extension.
· · ·My other question relative to process is, if they went for a license extension, which I am not recommending -- it open all sorts of cans of worms -- what would happen to the NRC process relative to the canister?
· · ·It's obvious that the current plan is to allow the fuel elements to continue to be loaded and function until the end of the license and then begin to unload them.· And any license extension would mean some huge changes in all of that.
· · ·Would the present NRC process be halted and restarted? Would it somehow be modified in the process of continuing? What would happen to the NRC process relative to the high-level waste handling in the event that PG&E tried to secure a license extension?
· · ·Thank you very much.· And it's been a very informative evening.

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