EPA took nuclear out of the Clean Power Plan

Thousands joined the nuclear-free, carbon-free contingent at last September’s People’s Climate March in New York City. The unexpectedly large turnout–followed by tens of thousands of comments and petitions to the EPA–helped open the agency’s eyes to first understand our position and then realize it made a lot of sense.

Yesterday, an amazing thing happened. Yes, President Obama released the first real climate action policy in the U.S. ever. But that’s not all. The incredible thing—the one that will be most important in the years to come—is … they got it basically right.

Including on nuclear power. President Obama just made it the policy of the United States that nuclear power is not a viable climate solution. And not just that, but renewable energy can replace nuclear power just like it can replace fossil fuels.

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PA DEP News Release : Clean Power Plan Presents New Opportunities for Pennsylvania Energy

Clean Power Plan Presents New Opportunities for Pennsylvania Energy

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Environmental Protection Agency today released the Clean Power Plan.  Pennsylvania will use this as an opportunity to write a plan that could improve public health, address climate change, and improve our economy and power system.  Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection will give all stakeholders every opportunity to provide input into drafting a Clean Power Plan that is tailored to fit Pennsylvania’s economy.

“My administration is committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania," said Governor Wolf. "Working with the legislature, industry leaders and citizens we will create a plan to ensure these new rules are applied fairly, allow for adjustments, and that they create economic opportunities for the commonwealth's energy economy. Today's plan sets ambitious but achievable goals for reducing carbon emissions statewide and addressing climate change in fair and smart ways that takes into account legitimate concerns of all parties."

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Three Mile Island News Release

CALLAN NAMED SITE VICE PRESIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND GENERATING STATION

LONDONDERRY TWP., Pa. (Aug. 3, 2015) — Exelon Generation announced today that Edward Callan has been named site vice president at Three Mile Island Generating Station. Callan has more than 30 years of nuclear experience at Exelon. The site vice president leads a team of approximately 700 highly skilled employees and manages all aspects of plant operations. Callan replaces Rick Libra, who was recently named site vice president at Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pa.

Before becoming Three Mile Island’s site vice president, Callan served as vice president of outage planning and services for Exelon’s fleet of 23 reactors.  Prior to that role, Callan served as vice president of nuclear oversight, vice president of mid-atlantic operations and plant manager of Limerick Generating Station.

“I look forward to the new role and working with Three Mile Island’s team of talented and dedicated employees,” said Callan. “I’m committed to building on the many solid relationships we have forged with residents, local officials and community leaders in the central Pennsylvania area.”

Callan holds a MBA from Drexel University and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Widener University.   He was licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a senior reactor operator at Limerick.

Three Mile Island Generating Station is located approximately 12 miles south of Harrisburg.   The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity to power approximately 800,000 homes.

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Incident Chronology at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant: 1974 - 2014

March 2, 2015 - Joseph Tolle awakened to see a refrigerator still plugged into the wall, swinging above his head. The refrigerator had been on a shelf situated 8 feet high in the security office in the watchtower. The former armed security officer described how that shelf and part of a wall collapsed, causing the refrigerator to fall on his head. "I woke up on the floor and was dizzy and had a headache. My back was hurting. I was knocked unconscious for a period of time," the 26-year-old from Lancaster testified during a Feb. 18 workers' compensation hearing in Lancaster. Tolle was working for Exelon Corp.'s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in southern York County when the October incident occurred<http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/11/peach_bottom_security_guard_to.html>. The company had denied his initial claim and so Tolle is pursuing his claim before Judge Robert J. Goduto at a workers' compensation hearing. During the hearing, both parties presented Tolle testified about the incident, had his medical history combed through and explained his current condition. Tolle and Exelon can settle before the judge holds a final hearing in July.

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Incident Chronology at Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Berwick

Feb. 14, 2014 - The NRC issued a report of its quarterly inspection of Units 1 and 2 for the period October through December 2013. In the report, the NRC found three findings of very low safety significance treated as non-cited violations. There also was a licensee-identified violation determined to be of very low safety significance.

One finding involved procedures that could complicate an internal flooding event. Specifically, the NRC said procedures from PPL, the plant operator, “directed operators to enter a flooded room to assess the extent and source of the flooding,” an action that could flood adjacent rooms. PPL entered the matter into its corrective action program.

The second finding was PPL’s failure to ensure that all testing needed to demonstrate the performance of various systems was “identified and performed in accordance with written test procedures.” Specifically, the NRC noted, PPL “did not ensure that secondary containment integrity was tested in all required configurations.”

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Incident Chronology at TMI from NRC: 1979 - 2014

Feb. 10, 2014 – The NRC issued a report on its quarterly inspection of Unit 1 at Three Mile Island. The report covers the fourth quarter from October through December 2013.

In the report, the NRC said it identified two findings of very low safety significance that were being treated as non-cited violations. There also was a licensee-identified violation, also determined to be of very low safety significance that was treated as a non-cited violation.

One NRC finding involved plant operator Exelon’s failure to establish “an adequate program that leak tested components penetrating the primary containment pressure boundary.” Specifically, the NRC said, Exelon “failed to perform leak rate testing of the reactor building normal closed loop cooling piping and failed to identify the degraded piping condition that impacted the containment isolation function.”

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Study Says Psychological Health The Major Victim In Nuclear Accidents

I'm extremely skeptical of what is most likely more pro-nuke BS. Just what they said after Three Mile Island when alpha and beta emissions weren't even measured and to this day no one kows how much radiation was released from TMI nor IAEA's former claim of 31 nuclear murders from Chernobyl now upped to 4,000 or 8,000 projected out over time while the 2010 New Academy Of Sciences Book on Chernobyl radiation murders claims with access to Russian and other former USSR Republic epidemiology that 985,000 nuclear murders had taken place there as of 2004.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Issuance of Amendments Re: Technical Specifications to Modify Reactor Coolant System Pressure Isolation Check Valve Maximum Allowable Leakage Limits (TAC NO. MF5108)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Issuance of Amendments Re: Technical Specifications to Modify Reactor Coolant System Pressure Isolation Check Valve Maximum Allowable Leakage Limits (TAC NO. MF5108)

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 And 3 - Issuance of Amendments Re: Eliminate Main Steam Line Radiation Monitor Trip and Isolation Function (TAC Nos. MF4757 AND MF4758)

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 And 3 - Issuance of Amendments Re: Eliminate Main Steam Line Radiation Monitor Trip and Isolation Function (TAC Nos. MF4757 AND MF4758)

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 & 2 Individual Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for Hearing (TAC MF4597 AND MF4598)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 & 2 Individual Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for Hearing (TAC MF4597 AND MF4598)

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