NRC responds to allegations of collusion
December 16, 2014
Statement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The emails Friends Of the Earth reference in a press release issued today show internal efforts within NRC Public Affairs to understand the agency’s actions related to the report PG&E planned to issue the state of California.
It had been reported that the state report was expected in September. Simultaneously, NRC was in the process of issuing a final decision on the differing professional opinion submitted by its former senior resident inspector.
The Office of Public Affairs is on record telling reporters that the final DPO decision would come out mid-September. None of the emails show collaboration between NRC and PG&E on timing of the individual releases.