PA DEP News Release : Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test Homes for Radon

Pennsylvania Residents Urged to Test Homes for Radon

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today urged all Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon, a deadly radioactive gas that’s the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States. DEP also urged residents to take action to reduce radon levels in their homes if they are high.

“Due to our geology, radon is found everywhere in Pennsylvania. For that reason, we urge residents to test their homes to protect themselves and their family’s health,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “Winter is the best time to test your home for radon because doors and windows are typically closed and tightly sealed, producing the most accurate results.”

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Petition of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for Approval of a Distribution System Improvement Charge - Docket No. P-2012-2325034

Petition of PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for Approval of a Distribution System Improvement Charge - Docket No. P-2012-2325034

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SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION UNITS 1 AND 2: SUPPLEMENTAL INSPECTION REPORT 05000387/2015505 AND 05000388/2015505 AND ASSESSMENT FOLLOW-UP LETTER

 SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION UNITS 1 AND 2: SUPPLEMENTAL INSPECTION REPORT 05000387/2015505 AND 05000388/2015505 AND ASSESSMENT FOLLOW-UP LETTER

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THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 -CLOSURE EVALUATION FOR REPORT PURSUANT TO 10 CFR 50.46 REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY DEGRADATION (CAC NO. MF5564)

THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 -CLOSURE EVALUATION FOR REPORT PURSUANT TO 10 CFR 50.46 REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY DEGRADATION (CAC NO. MF5564)

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NRC Approves Changes to Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant’s Emergency Planning Requirements

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc.’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt., effective April 15, 2016, to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status.

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NRC Approves Changes to Reactor Oversight Process

Press Release 15-081: NRC Approves Changes to Reactor Oversight Process 

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TRUCK CONTAINING LOW LEVEL WASTE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FROM TMI OVERTURNED

Agreement State Event Number: 51550
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: HITTMAN TRANSPORT SERVICES
Region: 1
City:  State: MD
County: WASHINGTON
License #: 
Agreement: Y
Docket: 
NRC Notified By: RAY MANLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/18/2015
Notification Time: 18:40 [ET]
Event Date: 11/18/2015
Event Time: 18:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section: 
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization): 
DAN SCHROEDER (R1DO)
BERNARD STAPLETON (IRD)
PAM HENDERSON (NMSS)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

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TRUCK CONTAINING LOW LEVEL WASTE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OVERTURNED 

At approximately 1800 EST on 11/18/2015, the Maryland State Police responded to an overturned truck on route I-81 in Washington County, MD. The truck departed Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station en route to Oak Ridge, TN. Maryland Department of Environment responded to the site with radiation detectors and the hazmat team. The radioactive material was classified as low level waste and contained within the vehicle. The radiation levels on contact were very low, and at 1 meter, radiation levels were at background levels. The State Police closed the road for accident reconstruction.

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TMI Siren Test on Dec. 3

There will be a Three Mile Island siren test on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 12:15 pm.   All 96 sirens around TMI will sound for three minutes.

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rule for Mitigating Severe Reactor Accidents

Press Release 15-074: NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rule for Mitigating Severe Reactor Accidents

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Safety Evaluation of Relief Request I4R-56 Associated with the Common Emergency Service Water System (CAC Nos. MF6551 and MF6552)

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Safety Evaluation of Relief Request I4R-56 Associated with the Common Emergency Service Water System (CAC Nos. MF6551 and MF6552)

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