Tomlinson, Baker to Chair Joint Hearing on Nuclear Energy and Emergency Preparedness

HARRISBURG – Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-6) and Senator Lisa Baker (R-45) will hold an informational hearing of the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees to seek input on issues surrounding nuclear energy. The hearing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 16, in Hearing Room G-1 of the North Office Building in Harrisburg.

The hearing will consider Pennsylvania’s current and future use of nuclear energy, discuss emergency preparedness and security by Pennsylvania’s nuclear commercial providers, and discuss the role of federal and state authorities regulating the nuclear industry.

The meeting will also address public confidence concerns that have emerged following the release of a videotape in late September showing contracted security staff sleeping in the watch room at Peach Bottom Nuclear facility.

Testimony will be received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Pennsylvania’s Commercial Nuclear Providers (Exelon, First Energy, and PPL), and PA Department of Environmental Resources and PA Emergency Management Agency.

 

CONTACT:
Fran Cleaver
(717) 787-5072 – Harrisburg

Brian Grove – Office of Senator Baker
(717) 787-7428 – Harrisburg
(570) 675-3931 – Dallas