TMI-Alert statement on relicensing of Susquehanna Station

 

Statement of Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. on the

Relicensing the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station

 

November 28, 2009

The NRC’s review and approval of the Susquehanna 

application has taken much longer than the usual 22 to 30 

months for a renewal request due to the NRC’s request for 

additional information. Susquehanna's license renewal took 

39 months, and included a $500,000 fine issued by the 

Susquehanna River Basin Commission for improperly 

uprating the plant in 2001.

The extension will consume 30 million gallons of water 

per day from the Susquehanna River, add 60 metric tons of 

high level radioactive waste annually, and increase dependence 

on foreign uranium fuel supplies.

 

Eric Epstein, Chairman, TMI-Alert

717-541-1101

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