Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting and Open House on April 7, 2015Submitted by webEditor on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:49
MN No. 2015-006
U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REGION I NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
March 23, 2015
Licensee: Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Facilities: Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit
Docket Nos: 50-289
Date/Time: Londonderry Township Municipal Building
783 South Geyers Church Road
Middletown, PA 17057
Purpose: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will meet the public to discuss the NRC's assessment of safety performance at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1 for 2014, as described in the annual assessment letter dated March 4, 2015. The NRC will respond to questions on specific performance issues at th plant and our role in ensuring safe plant operations.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting and Open House on April 7, 2015Submitted by webEditor on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:47
March 26, 2015
CONTACT: Maureen Conley
NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Regulations on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeks public comment on proposed amendments to its regulations governing the disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The amendments would require licensees to update their technical analyses and conduct new analyses to demonstrate their facilities’ ability to dispose of long-lived low-level waste.
Revised Location - Forthcoming Closed Meeting with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to Discuss Steam Dryer Analysis Methodology Change for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Unit No. 2Submitted by webEditor on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:19
Revised Location - Forthcoming Closed Meeting with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to Discuss Steam Dryer Analysis Methodology Change for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Unit No. 2
PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3, AND QUAD CITIES NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 - RELIEF FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASME CODE (TAC NOS. MF3799, MF3800, MF3801, AND MF3802)Submitted by webEditor on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 23:14
PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3, AND QUAD CITIES NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 - RELIEF FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASME CODE (TAC NOS. MF3799, MF3800, MF3801, AND MF3802)
PUC Approves PPL Spinoff, Epstein Seeks Shareholder Vote
On March 11, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the transfer of PPL Electric Utility Corporation’s indirect ownership interests in PPL Interstate Energy Company (PPL IEC) to a new entity called Talen Energy Corporation (Talen Energy). The approval also authorized the acquisition of Riverstone Holdings LLC of an indirect 35 percent ownership interest in Talen Energy.
What all that means is that PPL shareholders will own 65% of a new company, Talen Energy, which on its first day of operation will be one of the nation’s largest independent power producers and one of America’s biggest companies. The other 35% will be held by Riverstone, a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in the energy and power sectors.
PPL, which for years was our locally owned and operated neighborhood utility, is now operating internationally and keeping company with venture capitalists like Riverstone, an enterprise with historic roots in companies like Enron and Goldman Sachs.
Interestingly, this is all taking place without the action being put to a vote of PPL shareholders. One of them, TMI Alert Chair Eric Epstein, says the transaction should be reviewed by shareholders. He requested that the company provide information to shareholders relating to a vote in materials circulated prior to PPL’s May 20 annual meeting. The company and the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposed the request, but Epstein will appeal.
Related to this, at the NRC, PPL requested a license transfer for the Susquehanna nuclear plant in Berwick, which TMI Alert and PPL retiree Douglas Ritter, who lives 3.25miles from the plant, have opposed. TMIA and
Ritter raised concerns regarding Talen’s ability to properly operate and maintain the plant and provide funds to ensure its proper decommissioning. Epstein noted that the NRC downgraded PPL’s license status because of recent unexpected shutdowns at Susquehanna and noted, “It shouldn’t be about capitalization, but operating a plant efficiently, safely, and reliably.”
Your TMIA 2015 Dues Are Due
Vigil Set for 36th Anniversary
Like every March 28th, safe energy activists will gather this year at the north gate of Three Mile Island at 3:15 a.m. to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the beginning of the nuclear accident. According to vigil organizer Gene Stilp, the group will be there for approximately one hour. Traditionally, the group meets for breakfast afterward.
Stilp Retires, sort of...
Though he’ll be at the annual vigil at TMI’s north gate, political activist Gene Stilp announced in February his retirement from pro- bono activism. His eye on the powers that be will be missed, as will his creative, thorn-in-the- side tactics. For example, when the Marcellus Shale Coalition staged a march last May to rally on the Capitol steps, Gene jumped in front of the march with a banner of his own reading:
“TAX THE FRACKERS BEHIND ME.”
For Immediate Release
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
CONTACT: Kristen Orthman
Reid, Heller Introduce Nuclear Waste Informed Consent Act
Heck & Titus Introduce Companion Bill in House
Topics in this issue include:
PUC Approves PPL Spinoff, Epstein Seeks Shareholder
Vigil Set for 36th Anniversary
Stilp Retires, sort of...
Chernobyl Linked to Agressive Thyroid Cancers
Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Show Leukemia Increase
U.N. Report on Fukushima Risks Panned as Unscientific
Members Mourn Passing of Leaders
Epstein Appeals Approval for Peach Bottom to Up Power Output
Design Student Creates “TMI 35 Years Later”
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