Rep. Upton questions NRC on Palisades at joint subcommittee hearing
July 24, 2012
Ensuring the continued safety of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township was the focus of Representative Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) at a joint hearing hosted by the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. The hearing, entitled "NRC Policy and Governance Oversight," focused on U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decisions and actions relating to licensing and policy making, as well as governance of the agency. This was the first congressional hearing with newly appointed NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane who appeared alongside NRC Commissioners Kristine Svinicki, William Magwood, and William Ostendorff to provide testimony to Upton and other Energy and Commerce members.