Eric Epstein,


TMI-Alert’s Comments on the Closing of Three Mile Island Unit-1


Three Mile Island Unit 1 (“TMI-1”) came on line in 1974, and functioned beyond the 40 years it was constructed and designed to operate. The cessation of operations provides the opportunity to decommission and decontamination TMI-1, and remove 1,200 metric tons of high level waste stranded in spent fuel pools.

TMI possesses a skilled work force with unique institutional knowledge that can be deployed to clean the site up to Greenfield.

Three Mile Island Unit-2 (“TMI-2”), the site of America’s worst commercial accident, has not been decontaminate or decommissioned. The closure of TMI-1 allows TMI-2 to be cleaned up 40 years after the core- melt accident.

We need to be vigilant, and ensure out-of-state limited liability companies do not renege on their commitments. Exelon has announced plans to moth ball TMI-1 for 60 years, lay off workers, and abandon the local community.

The next stage of the TMI saga will focus on the cleanup of Three Mile Island.

TMI-Alert supports an expedited cleanup process known as DECON. The organization offered 11 recommendations Before the House Environmental Committee: Testimony of Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. on Nuclear Waste Containment on April 29, 2019.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Design Basis Assurance Inspection (Teams) Inspection Report 05000387/2019011 and 05000388/2019011

ADAMS Accession No.  ML19317D574

NRC Proceeding "Three Mile Island 50-289 and 50-320 LA" 

The Office of the Secretary has received a Submission entitled 

"Eric Epstein Petition to Intervene and Hearing Request"

submitted by Eric Epstein who is affiliated with TMI Alert INC.  It contains 11 attachment(s).

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2019003 and 05000278/2019003

ADAMS Accession No.  ML19296A937

Malfunction at Peach Bottom nuclear plant quickly resolved, posing no safety concerns, regulator says | Local News |

This actually reads like Lewis Carroll and Franz Kafka collaborated on the transcript.

Classic example of government in-action beginning on p. 12.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
Operations Center

Event Reports For 
10/18/2019 - 10/21/2019

The recent fuss over shutting Three Mile Island 1 was all economic; Exelon closed the plant because it was losing money. But the dwindling U.S. nuclear power program should be about health, not money. Three Mile Island provides a good example.

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Exemption from the Requirements of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A) and 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) (EPID L-2019-LLE-0009)

ADAMS Accession No. ML19259A175