Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Request VR-01, Proposed Alternative Testing of the Pressurizer Pilot Operated Relief Valve (TAC No. ME9819)Submitted by webEditor on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:39
THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 - RELIEF REQUEST VR-01, PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE TESTING OF THE PRESSURIZER PILOT OPERATED RELIEF VALVE (TAC NO. ME9819)
Testimony of Eric Epstein Re: Three Mile Island, Unit 2, (TMI-2) Post-Shutdown Decommissiong Activities Report (PSDAR) August 28, 2014
Within two years after submitting the certification of permanent closure to the NRC,* nuclear power plants are required to file a post-shutdown decommissioning activities report ("PSDAR"). GPU Nuclear Inc., ("GPU") te plant's owner, neglected to do that by the required date of September 14, 1995. On February 13, 2013, over seventeen years after the Report was due and thirty years after GPU caused a meldown, the NRC decided to give TMI-2 the benefit of the doubt. The NRC stated, "..after reviewing the circumstances for the company's failure to submit a PSDAR." the NRC downgraded the Security Level III violation to a slap on the wrist and issued a non-cited notice of violation.
This is like being awarded a Ph.D. for flunking out of first grade.
Thank goodness the NRC is not a probation officer.
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SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 and 2 NRC INITIAL OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATION REPORT 05000387/2013301; 05000388/2013301Submitted by webEditor on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 09:00
SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 and 2 NRC INITIAL OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATION REPORT 05000387/2013301; 05000388/2013301
THREE MILE ISLAND STATION - NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES, TESTS, OR EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT PLANT MODIFICATIONS TEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000289/2013007Submitted by webEditor on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 08:52
THREE MILE ISLAND STATION - NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES, TESTS, OR EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT PLANT MODIFICATIONS TEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000289/2013007
FYI: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug . 28 in Hershey, Pa. regarding the eventual decommissioning plans for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear power plant. Unit 2 was the site of the March 1979 accident at the site and never operated again after that event.
Within two years after submitting the certification of permanent closure to the NRC, nuclear power plants are required to file a post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR). GPU Nuclear Inc., the plant’s owner, neglected to do that by the required date of Sept. 14, 1995. Last February, after reviewing the circumstances for the company’s failure to submit a PSDAR by the deadline, the NRC issued a non-cited notice of violation to GPU Nuclear for not doing so (attached). One of the mitigating factors was the company’s plans to address the deficiency, which included the submittal of a PSDAR in June 2013 (attached). That report will be the subject of discussion at the Aug. 28th meeting.
A PSDAR provides a description of the planned decommissioning activities, a schedule for accomplishing them and an estimate of the expected costs.
The current decommissioning plan for TMI-2 calls for maintaining the plant in the post-defueling monitored storage state up to an additional 20 years to coincide with the end of the TMI-1 Operating License in order to synchronize the decommissioning of TMI-1 and TMI-2. The NRC approved a 20-year extension to the TMI-1 Operating License in October 2009. As a result, the TMI-1 Operating License has been extended until April 19, 2034. The TMI-2 PSDAR establishes the schedule for the
decommissioning of TMI-2 to commence following the expiration of the current TMI-1 Operating License.
The schedule for decommissioning of TMI-2 has been developed in order to achieve the termination of license by September 14, 2053.
If you need additional information, please let me know
NRC Public Affairs Officer
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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Requests PR-01, PR-02, and VR-02, Associated with the Fifth Ten-Year Inservice Test Interval (TAC Nos. MF0046, MF0047, and MF0048)Submitted by webEditor on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 08:02
Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Requests PR-01, PR-02, and VR-02, Associated with the Fifth Ten-Year Inservice Test Interval (TAC Nos. MF0046, MF0047, and MF0048)
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2013003 and 05000388/2013003 and Exercise of Enforcement DiscretionSubmitted by webEditor on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 07:53
Gundersen: Three Mile Island Rad Releases 100 To 1,000 Times Greater Than Gov't., Industry Admit, Plant Insider Says Releases At Least Hundreds Of Times Higher Than Official StatementsSubmitted by webEditor on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 07:49
[... Three Mile Island] Plant operator Metropolitan Edison’s in-house health physics staff fled after the incident began, so responsibility for monitoring radioactive emissions went to a private contractor called Rad Services.
The company immediately hired Randall Thompson to serve as the health physics technician in charge of monitoring radioactive emissions, while Joy Thompson got a job monitoring radiation doses to TMI workers.
What the Thompsons say they found out during their time inside TMI suggests radiation releases from the plant were hundreds if not thousands of times higher than the government and industry have acknowledged — high enough to cause the acute health effects documented in people living near the plant but that have been dismissed by the industry and the government as impossible given official radiation dose estimates. [...]