Twelve anti-nuclear groups, including some local ones, today sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking NRC to require distinctive visual dye-markers on normal, permitted radiation emission releases.
The groups say the coloring, similar to that used in natural gas and propane odor markers, would make radiation releases easily identifiable to protect the public.
The request is one of four proposed requirements from the Bellefonte Efficiency & Sustainability Team, a chapter of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League.
Read more in Thursday’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Pam Sohn has been reporting or editing Chattanooga news for 25 years. A Walden’s Ridge native, she began her journalism career with a 10-year stint at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. She came to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 1999 after working at the Chattanooga Times for 14 years. She has been a city editor, Sunday editor, wire editor, projects team leader and assistant lifestyle editor. As a reporter, she also has covered the police, ...