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US NRC motto: “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die?
US NRC Hindu Festival Group Photo
Where is Holtec’s Kris Singh? South Carolina’s pro-nuclear Sikh governor Nikki Haley?

The US NRC is planning to relinquish its supervision of whether nuclear reactor operators and other workers are drunk or doing illegal drugs to the nuclear utilities, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities and construction sites. It needs to be expanded to uranium mining facilities. Meanwhile they have another luncheon party and refuse to notify the public of why Watts Bar Unit 2 has been at 0% power for almost one week. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/americas-pre-rotted-new-nuclear-reactor-not-working-power-at-zero-percent-commercial-ops-for-watts-bar-2-lasted-only-four-days-apparent-scram/

Tell the US NRC by November 4th 11.59 pm ET that they need to keep monitoring nuclear workers for drug and alcohol and not leave it to the utilities-fuel fabrication companies: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0185-0001 It’s easy and can be anonymous. All of this looks like a sick joke but it’s dead serious.

Motivated by a desire to destroy the city, Nero secretly sent out men pretending to be drunk to set fire to the city. Nero watched from his palace on the Palatine Hill singing and playing the lyre“. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Rome

Are they allowed to watch porn at work? Porn link on Nukeworker job web site: https://web.archive.org/web/20161026203658/https://www.nukeworker.com

Is that what you want? Drunk, high or spaced out nuclear workers watching porn?

Certainly not! The majority of Americans oppose nuclear power anyway!

No offense meant to Hindus, Sikhs or Jains, but a Hindu-Sikh-Jain Festival of lights luncheon party with dancers, like the recent Lesbian Gay Bisexual Pride luncheon party, is totally inappropriate for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as would be a Roman Toga Party. They shouldn’t be having any parties anyway.

The lost work ethic is what is ailing America, along with the failure of the social contract. These Federal workers are well paid. The US government upholds the social contract for them. Why aren’t they working?

About the Hindu-Sikh-Jain festival of lights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

This summer’s Lesbian Gay Bi Pride Luncheon: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/us-nrc-ignores-its-job-and-holds-gay-lgbt-pride-luncheon-instead-writes-post-on-it/

Will US NRC Chair Stephen Burns dress as a pumpkin for Halloween? A turkey for Thanksgiving? Or he only likes Hindu-Sikh festivals and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Pride Luncheons? Is he a gay or bisexual Hindu or Sikh, or just a party animal?

Even though there are Christians in India and from India in America, there surely won’t be any Santa Claus and a manger scene is not politically correct. Birth of a savior is not appropriate for a death-dealing cult like the nuclear industry and its NRC lackeys. The crucifixion would be.

Watts Bar Unit 2 outage not mentioned though other serious problems are:
Watts Bar Unit 2 out for almost one week: https://web.archive.org/web/20161029010339/http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/PowerReactorStatusForLast365Days.txt

Processing Fitness-for-Duty Drug and Alcohol Cases; Policy Revision; Request for Commenthttps://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0185-0001

A case is investigated every couple of months. 40 cases in 96 months (8 yrs). The rate is apparently much higher. Fairewinds investigation found a much higher rate of 173 over 60 months (5 years) or almost three per month!: “Fairewinds analysis of the last five years of reported Fitness for Duty events shows 173 Fitness for Duty event reports filed between 2008 and September 2013: During the past five years, reported Fitness For Duty violations in the United States have more than doubled, led by alcohol related events which have nearly quadrupled during the same time period. Most Fitness For Duty events are not reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission through the event notification systemhttp://www.fairewinds.org/fitness-for-duty-event-reports

Since March 31, 2008, when the NRC amended 10 CFR part 26, the NRC has processed approximately 40 FFD D& A related cases in which OI investigated instances of individuals violating FFD D&A procedures at licensee sites. These types of cases result from a range of issues including failed drug tests, alleged attempts to subvert FFD testing, alleged possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol, or alleged misuse or failure to report the use of prescription drugs. Typically the issues are discovered, investigated by, and reported to the NRC by licensees using the e-reporting system.’
Submit comments by November 4, 2016. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.
You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject):
Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0185. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.

Who is Stephen Burns?
The Honorable Stephen G. Burns was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Nov. 5, 2014, to a term ending June 30, 2019. President Obama designated Mr. Burns as Chairman of the NRC effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Mr. Burns has a distinguished career as an attorney both within the NRC and internationally. Before returning to the NRC, he was the Head of Legal Affairs of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. In that position, which he held since April 2012, Mr. Burns provided legal advice and support to NEA management, carried out the legal education and publications program of the NEA, and provided advice and secretariat services to the Nuclear Law Committee and to the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy.

Mr. Burns joined the NRC as an attorney in 1978. Prior to assuming his post at the NEA, Mr. Burns served as General Counsel of the NRC from May 2009 until April 2012 after having served as the NRC’s Deputy General Counsel from 1998.  He also served as Executive Assistant to former NRC Chairman Kenneth M. Carr.

Mr. Burns received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in 1975 from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He received his law degree with honors in 1978 from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was an editor on the George Washington Law Review.

Mr. Burns received the NRC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 1998 and 2008.
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