NH #594: Never-Ending Three Mile Island Decommissioning UPDATE: Eric Epstein

Never Ending Three Mile Island Decommissioning UPDATE: Eric Epstein

Eric Epstein of Three Mile Island Alert with
Nuclear Hotseat’s Libbe HaLevy.
At TMI 40th anniversary commemoration, 2019.

This Week’s Featured Interview:

Eric Epstein is the Chairman of Three Mile Island Alert, Inc., a safe-energy organization based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and founded in 1977. TMIA monitors the Peach Bottom, Susquehanna, and Three Mile Island nuclear generating stations. He is also coordinator of  the EFMR Monitoring, Inc., a nonpartisan community based organization established  in 1992. EFMR monitors radiation levels at Peach Bottom  and Three Mile Island nuclear generating stations, invests in community development, and sponsors remote robotics research. 

For more than 35 years, Mr. Epstein has specialized in research, litigation and providing expert testimony on the decommissioning, decontamination, environmental safety, rate recovery and waste isolation at nuclear reactors. No one knows the ins and outs of legalities surrounding Three Mile Island better than him. We spoke on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Libbe HaLevy at TMI commemoration plaque, just across from the site of the two shuttered nuclear reactors.

Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter

In this week’s Hot Story with Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter, we look at Poland’s bizarre decision to choose the American company, Westinghouse, to build three new reactors – the same company that went bankrupt trying to build them in the US, where its track record boasts long delays, massive cost overruns and even criminal activity!

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

In Japan, 80 is the new… WTF ARE YOU THINKING?!?!??? And stop supporting your wrongheaded position by mis-citing U. S. policy that was revised last February! Don’t you ever Google?