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Schwarz, Jon Kauffman, John Comments on Tier 3 Webinar Thursday, May 03, 2012 4:56:35 PM

Sir, TherewasenoughdiscussionduringthiswebinarthatIdidnotwanttotakeupanyoneelsestime. Idohoweverwanttosubmittoyouacoupleofcomments. Thebelowcommentsarethoseofme,JonSchwarz,andImnotspeakingfortheStateof Nebraska! #1.Everynuclearstationandreactorisdifferentinsizeastotheamountofelectricitygenerated andinlocationwithregardstotopographyandpopulation.Thatbeingsaid,Ibelievethe EmergencyPlanningZonewillhavetodependonatleastthoseitems.TakeCooperNuclear StationinNebraskaforinstance.Itisnotalargegeneratingnuclearpowerplantandthe populationwithinthe10mileEPZissmall.Thereisnoneedtogobeyond10milesforemergency planninghere.IbelievethegentleladytalkingaboutPilgrimandfromMAwasonlyspeakingfrom herexperiencethere. #2.EveryStateinsovereign.TheNRChasnoauthoritytodemandthatthestatesinwhichnuclear powerstationsarelocatedberequiredtostockpileKIforthecitizenslivingneartheNNPs.During theJapanFukushimanuclearemergencyandultimatedisaster,ifIremembercorrectly,evenwith allthedestructiontherewastimeforevacuationtoatleast10milesfromthenuclearpower stationbeforethehydrogenexplosions.IdonotbelievethatthegentlewomanfromMAreally understandstheimplicationsofstockpilingandissuingKI(maybealittlewhenshetalkedaboutthe lineofcarswaitingforoneKIpile),butshedoesnotunderstandthat,asyouknow,dependingon ageandbodyweight,dosesmayhavetobeadjustedandyoujustcannothavevolunteersdothat. HereinNebraskawedonthavepaidfiredepartmentswithmedicsneartheNPPsthatwouldbe abletodothateither. #3.Ibelievethatthegovernmentatthelocal,state,orfederallevelcanprotectcitizensfrom everything,includingthemselves.ThegovernmentcanprovidepubliceducationprogramsaboutKI butthecitizensrarelyattendsuchmeetingsunlesstheplantisintroublewiththeNRC.Heck,we cantevengetthemediatoattendinformativemediadayswhichincludetoursoftheplant.If citizenswantKI,thenmaybetheonlysolutionisthatthepublicinformationbrochuremight mentionwheretheycanpurchaseit.Inmyopinion,citizensshouldbesomewhatresponsibletheir ownsafetyandprotectionFEMAevensaysinadisasterthatcitizensshouldbepreparedtofend forthemselvesupto72hours.InNebraska,itisthepolicytoevacuatepriortoareleaseor radiationsothepopulationwouldntneedKI.Oh,yousay,whataboutafastbreaker(youcan changethenameifyouwant,butitsstillafastbreakertome!)?Wellyoucanonlyplanforso much.IfNebraskadidstockpiledKI,wecouldntgetittothepopulationduringafastbreaker anywaybecausewedhaveinstructedthepopulationaffectedtoshelter;andifweissueditto themuponitbeinggiventous,three-quartersofthepopulationwouldforgetwheretheyputit, wouldhavetosseditoutforgettingwhatitwasfororonceagainitwouldcomedowntodosages.

WouldMomorDadknowhowmuchtogivehersixmontholdchildandher2-yroldaswellasher 10yearold? Myownfeelingsare: Adjustthe10-mileEPZbasedonlyuponlocation,topography,andpopulationdensityinrelationto evacuationroutesandtimes(justrememberStateshavetherighttoignoreplant recommendationsandevacuatethewholeEPZatonetime[thinkPA],andNebraskapracticesthis aswellforthedownwinddirection.TheNRCkey-holedoesnotfitinourplans.LeavetheNRC KIpolicyasisoraddarequirementtoputinthepublicinformationbrochurethenameandaddress ofthecompanythatmakesKIwherecitizenscanorderitforthemselvesshouldtheysodesirebut withtheknowledgethatitonlyprotectsasmallpercentageofthebody. Thankyouforallowingmetolisteninandcomment. Respectfully JonSchwarz