NRC Creates Web Page on Increased Oversight of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established a page on the agency’s website containing information about the agency’s increased oversight of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

In September 2015, the NRC announced that Pilgrim had moved to Column 4 of the Action Matrix used to determine the level and types of inspections to be performed at any given plant. Pilgrim, which is located in Plymouth, Mass., made that transition after an inspection finding designated as “White,” or of low to moderate safety significance, was finalized for the facility. The finding overlapped with two earlier findings that were also of low to moderate safety significance, resulting in an NRC determination that the plant should be in Column 4, also known as the Multiple/Repetitive Degraded Cornerstone Column, and therefore subject to additional oversight.

Among the items on the web page are background information, schedules, NRC correspondence related to the increased oversight, inspection reports and other key documents. As the oversight process moves forward, newly released documents will be added to the page.

The exact address for the web page is: http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactors/pilg/special- oversight.html.

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Turning Millions of Dollars into Billions for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania

How a Green Bank Could Help Pennsylvania Affordably Meet Its Clean Power Plan Goals:
Union of Concerned Scientists, February 4, 2016

HARRISBURG (February 4, 2016) – Creating a “green bank” in Pennsylvania could help the state affordably comply with new federal power plants rules by leveraging $135 million in public funds into $4.2 billion in private investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency over the next 15 years, according to a new analysis "Green Banks: Transforming Clean Energy Finance in Pennsylvania." In addition, a green bank in Pennsylvania could support the deployment of 780 megawatts of new solar power, save homes and businesses $375 million on their annual electricity bills due to energy efficiency investments, and reduce Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions by 4.8 million tons per year—the equivalent of taking more than 930,000 cars off the road—or 11 percent of the emission reductions that Pennsylvania must achieve to comply with the Clean Power Plan

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 3 - Issuance Of Amendment RE: Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Change (CAC No. MF6169)

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 3 - Issuance Of Amendment RE:  Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Change (CAC No. MF6169)

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 2 - Issuance of Amendment Re: Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Change (CAC No. MF5383)

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 2 - Issuance of Amendment Re: Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Change (CAC No. MF5383)

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2015004 and 05000278/2015004

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2015004 and 05000278/2015004

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Analysis of Licensees’ Decommissioning Funding Status Reports

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Analysis of Licensees’ Decommissioning Funding Status Reports

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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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