Marijuana Found in 2 Nuclear Power Station Protected Areas within 2 Weeks – Tell NRC to Keep Monitoring-Investigating Drugs-Alcohol; Deadline Friday 11.59 pm Eastern

ONe of our members, a former nuclear worker said that this was/is endemic at Sellafield. If the nuclear industry monitors itself there is no chance of public scrutiny …write and tell the American regulators to keep monitoring for drugs and not to leave it to the industry (as increasingly happens here in the UK with all things nuclear)

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In one instance it was an already smoked butt of a marijuana joint (Oct. 11th). In the other it is unclear if it had been smoked, but included a vaporizer, which requires an open flame (Oct. 18th). Marijuana potency has increased over the last decades, too. Tell the US NRC by November 4th 11.59 pm ET that they need to keep monitoring and investigating nuclear workers for drugs and alcohol and not leave it to the utilities-fuel fabrication companies, as they seem to want to do. Comment here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NRC-2016-0185-0001 It’s quick and easy and can still be anonymous. Without NRC supervision there probably will be no public records of alcohol and drug use at US nuclear sites. If you live on planet earth and think it doesn’t need another nuclear accident please comment.
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2 thoughts on “Marijuana Found in 2 Nuclear Power Station Protected Areas within 2 Weeks – Tell NRC to Keep Monitoring-Investigating Drugs-Alcohol; Deadline Friday 11.59 pm Eastern

  1. Dear NRC,

    RAdiation Free Lakeland are a voluntary nuclear safety group in Cumbria, UK. We have thousands of supporters from all walks of life. We strongly object to any weakening of the drugs testing regime for workers at nuclear installations. We strongly oppose drugs testing being carried out by the industry itself. This self monitoring excludes any public scrutiny and increases the risk of nuclear accident, damage to public health and the environment. Drugs Testing regimes should be carried out by autonomous regulators and NOT by the nuclear operators or companies involved. Our members who have worked in the nuclear industry tell us that nuclear workers are no different to the rest of society and that drugs are accessible. To leave monitoring to the industry would be deliberately reckless.

    NRC Must Ensure Scrutiny.

    Yours sincerely,

    MArianne Birkby
    On behalf of Radiation Free Lakeland
    LA77DJ
    UK

  2. Thanks for your support on this. The nuclear industry learn from each other and all seems to sink to the lowest common denominator. Is there any public record of drug and alcohol offenses for Sellafield or the nuclear power stations?

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