Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting on April 6, 2016

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting on April 6, 2016

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Comments re: Docket ID NRC-2015-0070 on behalf of NIRS, CAN, et al

Comments on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Request Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Regulatory Improvements for Decommissioning Power Reactors
Jointly Submitted by Citizens Awareness Network, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, et al

 

Comments on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities, submitted on behalf of Citizens Awareness Network, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and seventy-five other organizations.
 
The comments will also be submitted electronically through Regulations.gov.
 
Sincerely,
Timothy L. Judson, NIRS
Deb Katz, CAN

 

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Action Needed: What would it take for YOU to CONSENT to Nuclear Waste

ALERT— ACTION NEEDED—public meetings and comments….
 
What would it take for YOU to CONSENT to Nuclear Waste? DOE wants to know.
 
The US Dept. of Energy (DOE) is holding 8 Public Meetings and taking written comments on
 
“CONSENTING” to TAKE NUCLEAR WASTE
 
After decades of trying to force-feed the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear dump down the throats of Nevadans and the Western Shoshone Nation, the DOE and nuclear proponents want to know what it will take to get people to “consent” or appear to consent to take nuclear waste.
 
DOE openly acknowledges this is “consent” to future nuclear waste production as part of the “integrated waste management system.” They say that the future of nuclear energy in this country depends on this.
 
Meetings will be held from noon or 1 PM to ~ 5PM
 
CHICAGO, IL           March 29, 2016           University of Chicago Conference Center   
ATLANTA, GA          April 11, 2016             Georgia Institute of Technology Conference Center
BOISE, ID                              )
BOSTON, MA                        )           dates between now and July 2016
DENVER, CO                        )           and exact locations to be announced
MINNEAPOLIS, MN              )
SACRAMENTO, CA              )
TEMPE, AZ.                          )
 
DOE seeks our input on how to be FAIR, WHO to include, what RESOURCES it will take to induce participation.
 
They want to identify who adequately represents a community and will “consent” or claim to agree to take nuclear waste.
 
They are not defining exactly what or how much nuclear waste we would be “consenting” or not consenting to accept.
 
They are not asking how a community can refuse or express permanent “non-consent,” although you can let them know that if you choose to.
 
Although they have reports, diagrams of storage containers and systems, ideas and plans for the tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste in this country, they claim to want to negotiate with communities who would “consent” to take it forever or supposedly temporarily.
 
NO CONSIDERATION OF THE RIGHTS OR CONSENT OF THOSE ALONG TRANSPORT ROUTES IS BEING MADE OR REQUESTED. Although one of the greatest dangers to the most people, environments and ecosystems is the movement of tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste on roads, rails and waterways, DOE stated at its Washington DC ‘kickoff’ meeting that there is complete federal preemption over transport of nuclear waste so that would not be part of the process.
 
NO Consideration of  the rights of future generations who will inevitably be affected.
 
The nuclear industry is eager for volunteers or consenting communities to take the waste and for the US Department of Energy to take title to it.
 
Meetings will be in 8 US CITIES from MARCH TO JULY 2016.
 
Comment deadline is June 15, 2016 email to consentbasedsiting@hq.doe.gov.  Please include “Response to IPC” in the subject line.
 
DETAILS:
Federal Register Notice:
https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/12/23/2015-32346/invitation-for-public-comment-to-inform-the-design-of-a-consent-based-siting-process-for-nuclear
 
DOE website for more of their information and to REGISTER for MEETINGS: http://www.energy.gov/ne/consent-based-siting
 

Info coming soon at www.nirs.org at Stop Fukushima Freeways
 
More info: dianed@nirs.org; after March 21  maryo@nirs.org; For Chicago meeting neis@neis.org

NRC Presentation: March 11, 2016

Please note that the NRC’s presentation and handout are now publicly available in ADAMS at ML16068A095 and ML16068A100.  The meeting notice will be updated tomorrow with links to these documents.

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Security complaint at Susquehanna nuclear power plant; NRC issues violation

NRC INVESTIGATION REPORT NO. 1-2015-018

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting on March 23, 2016

The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will meet with the public to discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1, for 2015, as described in the annual assessment letter dated March 2, 2016. The NRC will respond to questions on specific performance issues at the plant and our role in ensuring safe plant operations.

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PPL nuclear power plant still requires additional inspections and oversight

NRC Issues Annual Assessments for Nation’s Nuclear Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued letters to the nation’s 99 commercial operating nuclear plants about their performance in 2015. All but three plants were in the two highest performance categories.

“These assessment letters are the result of a holistic review of operating performance at each domestic power reactor facility,” said Bill Dean, director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. “In addition to ensuring that the nation’s nuclear power plants are safe by inspecting them, the NRC continuously assesses performance. The purpose of these assessment letters is to ensure that all of our stakeholders clearly understand the basis for our assessments of plant performance and the actions we are taking to address any identified performance deficiencies.”

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NRC to Hold Public Meeting March 23 in Rockville, Md., to Discuss FOIA Program

Press Release 16-012: NRC to Hold Public Meeting March 23 in Rockville, Md., to Discuss FOIA Program

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting March 23 to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program. FOIA gives people the right to request government records. Staff will discuss efforts to improve how the NRC implements the program. Discussions will address transparency, consistency and technology used in the FOIA process.

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ACT NOW: Don't Weaken Civil Rights Protections

 

Tell the EPA to enforce Title VI!

Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners in environmental justice are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to properly investigate civil rights complaints and enforce the law.

In September of 2014, Waterkeeper Alliance, along with NC Environmental Justice Network and the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, filed a complaint against NC Department of Environmental Quality for issuing a permit that allows for the operation of over 2,000 industrial hog facilities without adequate protections for African American, Latino and Native American populations that are disproportionately burdened in violation of Title VI. Nearly one year ago, EPA accepted our complaint for investigation, but that was six months after the agency's mandatory deadline to make that determination had passed.

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