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Opinion

February 12, 2014

No one knows yet how safe Seabrook's N-plant is

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In other words, the nation’s top concrete and structural engineering experts say that as of today there simply isn’t enough research to know exactly how to properly repair or manage ASR or predict the future structural integrity of a nuclear plant that suffers from it.

Getting this right is critical, as other nuclear plants may be found to have the same condition and the NRC must establish a sound scientific basis for the testing and monitoring that will be necessary at Seabrook and possibly elsewhere. Tests at Seabrook show that ASR will continue into the future and will therefore continue to impact the structural integrity of Seabrook’s structures. It is critical to have sound, indisputable science determine the fate of Seabrook.

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Sean Meyer is the national field organizer for the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge. Deborah Grinnell is the research director of the C-10 Research and Education Foundation in Newburyport.

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