Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and John F. Tierney (D-Mass.), senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released the following statement today about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announcement that it was adding a traditional public session to its annual meeting on the performance of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. The meeting will allow local residents to ask questions of NRC staff who can provide answers about recently reported concrete degradation found in safety-related structures at the Seabrook plant. Reps. Markey and Tierney sent a letter on April 13 calling for such a meeting to better enable those living and working the facility to fully understand the nature of the safety issue.
"We commend the NRC for its decision to add to its 'open house' meeting format to also include this public session to discuss safety issues at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Local residents and businesses will now have the opportunity to ask public questions directly of NRC technical staff, including about the recent report of concrete degradation of safety-related structures at Seabrook," said Reps. Markey and Tierney