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An independent panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission came to the Valley Wednesday.
“We would really like TVA to take a step back, and look at other alternatives that don pose the same risks to the Tennessee Valley,” said Sara Barczak, who spoke before the panel.
The Atomic Safety Licensing Board is a three judge panel overseeing the proceedings.
It includes an administrative law judge, a nuclear engineer, and a geoscientist.
“The groups that have filed to intervene in the process have to prove to these judges that they would be harmed in some way if this proceeding were to go forward,” said Roger Hannah, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The panel decision won come for several weeks, but if they decide to hold a full fledged hearing it happen in Scottsboro at the Goosepond Civic Center.
“If they do find that this group has standing and that at least one contention has merit then there will be a full blown hearing with witnesses and testimony,” Hannah said.
Barczak is opposed to the prospect of nuclear energy, but she applauds the NRC open process.
“People can read what the TVA and the NRC has put forward and learn about are the economic benefits? or might be the economic disincentives? she said.
“And then see some of our concerns are some of the water concerns, what are some of the health concerns?
Hannah says it usually takes about three years for a final decision to be made on an application to build a nuclear power plant.
So it still very early in this process. on Wednesday. on Wednesday.
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