NRC Office of Inspector General (OIG) corruption
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#1 Oct 5, 2010
NRC Office of Inspector General (OIG) corruption
My basic theme is...the Commissioner and the Chairman basically give speeches to the tune of 98% to the pro nuclear and nuclear industry organizations over the years and decades. What about the commisoners giving speeches to the little people whom the fedural regulators are suppsoed to serve...where is the proportionality?Are the commissioners captured and in service to the little people, or does the commissioners and chairman serve the nuclear industry? I can give examples where commissioners laid out their résumé post NRC career shingles in these exclusive nuclear industry forums ...commission chairman Klein as a example.
I had such a difficult time talking to NRC intake person, then a OIG special projects agent (agent Holter), then his boss (Mr Bartaly). I ask Mr. Bartaly what is the name of the first agent I talk to, he basically gives me his name (the boss) and says, I am not sure I want to give out his name because he is on special projects. I say, I tell my name, and the agent is not required to give me his name. What do you got going on here? There is a long delay, I give him a pushy well what is his name, then the name comes out. I give it about a 50% chance of it being his real name.
It is absolutely astonishing, I get directly an admittance from Mr Holter,“I am not familiar with any of the commissioner speeches, I am not familiar with the enabling legislation of the OIG or the separation of promotion of the DOE and NRC enabling legislation...what is illegal promotion of the nuclear industry by the NRC. He laughed, then said this is not fraud and abuse. He gives me, where the money involved in this fraud. He doesn't even give me the courtesy of saying I'll do a quick lookup on everything and get back to you.
I basically ask, If I don’t get any satisfaction from any of you guys, who is next up with who I can talk to...they tell me my congressman.
I’ll be talking to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) tomorrow!
#2 Oct 5, 2010
I got a audio recording of everything!
#3 Oct 5, 2010
The IG serves under the general supervision of the NRC Chairman but operates with personnel, contracting, and budget authority independent of that of the NRC.
I don’t even get the professional OIG perfunctory response, we are talking about an allege corruption and a investigation of my ultimate supervisor, there are conflict of interest issues here.
#5 Oct 5, 2010
Here is the perfunctory promotional disclaimer by a commissioner...but the NRC has a long history of being promotional because 98% of their speeches are given to the nuclear industry...or those organizations that gain status and compensation from the nuclear industry!
When do they give speeches to the little people?
“Today I will be commenting on the current status of the “nuclear renaissance” from the position of the regulator. As a nuclear regulator, it is not my role to advocate for the commercial uses of nuclear energy. My agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, is an independent nuclear regulatory body that is responsible for regulating the safe and secure use of nuclear technology and materials, and is separate from the Department of Energy, which is the U.S. Government agency responsible for developing and promoting nuclear technologies. Also, the views I am about to express are my own and may not represent the collective view of the Commission on which I serve.”
#6 Oct 5, 2010
Tell me, why would your lawyers or legal advisors required you to put a NRC promotional disclaimer in your speeches unless it questions the perception of NRC promotionalism?
How can a senior manager of a federal regulatory ever consider her views in a professional forum or function...her own views and not the view of the commission.
#7 Oct 6, 2010
CIGIE: We will see, they say Obama has reformed it?
Here is the test!
#8 Oct 6, 2010
Oh, the CIGIE is just a portal between the president, congress and the OIGs...it is a Washington DC bureaucratic echo chamber. The yearly OIG report, these guys basically puts all the yearly oig reports together, that is what they send to congress and the president. I ask, so how does one know if the agency is telling the truth, from the people who make the complaints, how does congress and the president know what is going on at the complaint level...from little guys. Who talks to the little complaint makers, ask what problems do you see, how can we make this a better experience for the vulnerable people who depend on if OIG?
So the CIGIE is basically a echo chamber the OIG and they have seminars and do training..
Basically the CIGIE is not staffed up yet, I believe they only have two employees. I was talking to a administator of some kind...he told me he is the lowest guy on the totem pole, he was just a little guy as me. He was a postal inspector, a postal OIG...he was only there for 10 months.
He advised me to drop it, talk to my congressman, or go to the integrity section.
#9 Oct 6, 2010
Pursuant to the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008, Public Law 110-409, the Integrity Committee (IC) of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) is charged with receiving, reviewing, and referring for investigation, where appropriate, allegations of administrative (non-criminal) misconduct against Inspectors General (IGs), and, designated senior staff members of the Office of Inspector General.
The IC's memberships consists of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's representative to the CIGIE, who serves as Chairperson of the IC; The Special Counsel of the Office of Special Counsel, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics; and 4 IG's from the CIGIE.
The IC meets quarterly, or as appropriate, to review new allegations. Complaints that fall under the purview of the IC are assigned a tracking number and will be added to the next IC meeting agenda.
Complaints must fall within a "Threshold Standard" before the IC will consider further review of the allegation. The Threshold Standard is a violation of any law, rule or regulation, or gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds or abuse of authority or conduct so serious that it may undermine the independence or integrity reasonably expected of an IG or OIG senior staffer.
Matters Falling Outside the IC's Purview:
The IC does not have purview regarding whistleblower retaliation or discrimination matters. Whistleblower retaliation matters fall within the purview of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Discrimination matters generally fall with the purview of the agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Office or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and is forwarded to the appropriate agency.
#10 Oct 6, 2010
Man, you have to be a PHD and have a law degree just to get pasted the gate keeper.
#11 Oct 6, 2010
"The IC's memberships consists of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's representative to the CIGIE, who serves as Chairperson of the IC; The Special Counsel of the Office of Special Counsel, the Director of the Office of Government Ethics; and 4 IG's from the CIGIE."
One good thing about this is, the FBI already has my address and telephone number in their files.
I am FBI good guy certified?
#12 Oct 6, 2010
...to get past the gate keeper.
#13 Oct 6, 2010
I mean, if the chairman and the commissioners are openly thumping their nose at legislative enabling agency intent, no promotion by the NRC...how conformable can a little person, who has the information that may stop a tragic nuclear accident, feel to complain to a NRC inspector or OIG office. Better yet, a good nuclear employee who wants the agency and industry have a fruitful positive future, in which nuclear power support the energy production of our nation.
You know, the NRC commissioner are always talking to the big money and nuclear industry influencers, they would never listen to a little guy like me. And the tip that could stop a nuclear accident is never told to the people that matters.
#14 Oct 6, 2010
Twenty six NRC Commissioners’ speeches from March 15, 2010 to October 5, 2010.
...Powering the Future 2010, Amelia Island, FL:“Nuclear Regulation and the Nuclear Renaissance”
...Presentation by NRC Commissioner William C. Ostendorff:“NEI Government Affairs Summit”
...54th IAEA General Conference, Vienna Austria:“The Essential Role of the Safety Regulator”
...Symposium in London, World Nuclear Association:“State of the Nuclear Renaissance – A Regulatory Perspective”
...ESREL 2010, Rhodes Greece:“ Managing Uncertainties: The Issue of Unknown Unknowns”
...OAS Annual Meeting, Portland Oregon:“Achieving a Consistent, Flexible Framework for Regulation of Nuclear Materials”
...INPO Goizueta Directors Institute, Atlanta GA:“Focus on Regulation”
...The 6th International Conference, Milan Italy:“Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output”
...Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Baltimore Maryland:“Nuclear Materials: Current and Future Regulatory Challenges”
...Fuel Cycle Information Forum:“Future Considerations Related to Regulation of the Fuel Cycle Industry”
...5th Annual Fuel Cycle Information Exchange, Bethesda MD:“The Fuel Cycle: Current and Future Challenges”
...55th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Salt Lake City: Utah “Regulatory Perspective”
...Platts Small Modular Reactors Conference: Washington DC:“Small Modular Reactors – Challenges and Opportunities”
...Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Ma:“Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives”
#15 Oct 6, 2010
...2010 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, San Diego California:“Prepared Slides”
...American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, San Diego CA:“Regulation and the Future of Nuclear Science and Technology”
...NEI Emergency Preparedness Forum, Clearwater Beach:“Florida Perspectives on Emergency Preparedness”
...Security Industry Association:“Protecting Nuclear Material And Facilities:”
...U.S Nuclear Infrastructure Council, Who's Who" of global energy utilities “State of the Renaissance: A Regulatory Perspective”
...Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference Seattle WA Safety Culture: A Regulatory Perspective
...NEI’s Nuclear Energy Assembly San Francisco CA:“Keeping Pace While Firmly Grounded”
...Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:“Statement of George Apostolakis, Commissioner”
...42nd Annual National Conference on Radiation Control Newport Rhode Island :“Opportunities and Challenges for Regulators”
...International Forum on Nuclear Safety Challenges Seoul South Korea:“Session Remarks
Middle East Nuclear Energy Summit Amman, Jordan:“Remarks of Commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki”
...International Conference on Human Resource Development, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates: Remarks By Dale E. Klein
#16 Oct 6, 2010
Man, so who talks to the little people?
In that last six months they gave three speeches to the big, big, big really rich anti safety community hating exclusive fanatical pro nuclear nuclear energy institute (NEI. How about U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council, that is the main trade association of all the big nuclear corporation and support contractor world wide. Then the highly secretive toothless US nuclear funded private internal regulator of the INPO. Lets not forget the organization representing the nuclear engineers...the American nuclear society. You think they are neutral?
In 6 months, among 26 speeches, that is 6 speeches to hyper fanatical pronuclear organizations...the extreme side of the spectrum. They are not neutral. Hmmm, I count another four speeches given to fanatical pro nukers...I got just one speech in 6 months given in a neutral environment, a congressional testimony setup and I considered them all lost bureaucrats without any hearts in that secession.
I just want to know who in the NRC is talking to the little people, the NRC commissioners are spending considerable time boozing and dining in foreign lands. Whose is talking to the regular ratepayer and those poor souls who live around the nuke plant?
I just want to know, is the NRC a USA regulator or are they a international regulator...do the tax payers pay the freight of regulating the nuclear industry throughout the planet?
Maybe the NRC should move over to the United Nations?
#17 Oct 6, 2010
24% percent of the commissioner’s speeches in 6 months have been given hyper pro nuclear organization (HPNO), now if you included the four pro nuclear organization (PNO)...then it would be a total of 40%(HPNO plus PNO).
The one speech given in a neutral environment to a group of sleepy congressional bureaucrats is 4%...so just 4% of the all the speeches given by the NRC commission in six months were given in neutral environment.
"Man, so who talks to the little people”
#18 Oct 6, 2010
Let me tell what this is about, one unemployed loser who doesn’t have a hope of ever working again against 5 people who have PHD’s and are educated in the best colleges and universities in the nation.
Thinks about those 26 NRC commissioners speeches in 6 months. Think about all those people who heard these speeches, and had advance degrees and PhDs in the best colleges and universities in the world... none of those speeches were given to truck drivers?
It is mind boggling?
#19 Oct 6, 2010
Do you get it, think of the responsibility of a gas station attendant verses the responsibilities of NRC commissioner...who would damage us most if you didn’t have integrity?
And all that education make them much more responsible for their actions than a convenience store clerk.
#20 Oct 6, 2010
Honestly, our educated elites in these psychopath organization...the institutional failures I studied and participated in the last few decades...the educated elites no longer know right from wrong!
They know how to cover their butts though!
#21 Oct 6, 2010
It is really easy to read the tea leaves reading a list of commissioner speeches. So within the last month, the NRC had two speeches considered title that included nuclear renaissance. I bet these commissioners been partying all over the nation and the world giving speeches...waiting for the next shoe to drop.
The nuclear industry asked the NRC out for a dance, when she got to the dance the industry thought she was too ugly to dance with, then she even too ugly to give her a ride back to her home. Everyone is partying to the music stops.
I just think the agency has been pumping the Renaissance liquored...these things aren’t going to be built way past the next twenty year. A fundamental lack of electric demand, the surprising expansion of our fracting natural gas reserves, the impending collapse of electric prices...the Renaissance is dead out past two decades.
So here we sit, the agency got new facilities for the Renaissance and 90% of their new engineer employees were hire for the new nukes. All the big nuclear plant engineering, component manufacturing and design firm have stopped hiring and are firing employees. The NRC some day is going to have to face up to the music...they are going to have to fire a lot of their employees and break their hearts. Who is going to pay for the empty building? Are they going to hold all these engineers over with no work for twenty years...who is going to pay for this? Are they going to turn them into nuclear plant NRC inspector...what is the industry going to think about that thought.
This is a historic failure of the NRC to stay sober and their ability to read the tea leaves...it is the 1970’s all over again...and hundreds of highly educated engineering employee are heading to get their heart broken.
So everyone is keeping their feet moving until the music stops. How much damage has been done by the agency through their illusory promotion and pumping of the nuclear renaissance? In six months the renaissance has been mentioned in a speech title three times...we can only imagine the content of all these speeches with a renaissance issue mentioned in it.
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