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Catching Up on the NRC Blog

First, let me thank everyone who has been visiting this blog and leaving comments. We appreciate your interest. I apologize for the lack of a post on Thursday and the delay in getting comments posted.

Speaking of comments, we are not posting comments that are suggestions for how the Japanese authorities should be responding to their emergency. The NRC is not responsible for responding to that accident and it’s not appropriate for us to serve as a forum for suggestions – both helpful and impractical.

You may have noticed that we are not replying to many of your comments. This is simply a factor of workload and staffing. We are doing the best we can to continue to communicate the NRC actions related to the Japanese emergency – and NRC actions related to the nuclear power plants in the U.S. To that end, Chairman Jaczko testified before Congress on Wednesday. A transcript is available here: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/organization/commission/comm-gregory-jaczko/0317nrc-transcript-jaczko.pdf . A video is also posted here: http://www.energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=8329.

Eliot Brenner
Public Affairs Director

One response to “Catching Up on the NRC Blog

  1. Anonymous March 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    What is the harm in having idea’s get posted even if the NRC doesnt use them directly? If this blog is read by someone in Japan who is in a position to influence activities, maybe it will spark an idea that could be useful. Reading all of the news its hard for the lay person to tell fact from fiction. However, it does not appear that there is a good solution to resolving this problem or they would be acting on it. If the people that are trying to resolve the issues in Japan dont have good answers right now, couldnt posting this information have a a potential benefit to thier brainstorming efforts? Most of the idea’s posted may not be practical or usable, but what if there were one that has some potential?

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