Monroe, MI –This Independence Day, the coalition of Fermi 3 nuclear intervenors
have filed a legal contention challenging the denial of public participation in the
official historical ‘recordation’ of the Fermi 1 Fast Breeder Reactor, which
experienced a core-melt accident on October 5, 1966. [link to intervenors’
pdf] In order to build the proposed Fermi 3 nuclear reactor, the Fermi 1
containment shell must be demolished, in order to make room for the new
construction. As Fermi 1 has been named to the National Register of Historic
Places, DTE/Detroit Edison must mitigate its destruction by establishing an
official historical ‘recordation,’ with an archive for their previous failed
experiment. But the intervenors allege the public has been denied participation in
that legally required process, a violation of the National Historic Preservation Act
(NHPA). http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/July%203%202012%20historical%20contention%20press%20release.pdfI can live with a memorial to the nuclear meltdown. Those who do not remember their past are destined to repeat it.
Down with Fermi, Up with People!