No: 14-086                                                                         December 3, 2014
CONTACT: Scott Burnell 

NRC Meeting Dec. 17 to Cover Industry Proposals to Reduce Emergency Planning Zones for Small Modular Reactors

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet Wednesday, Dec. 17, to discuss proposals from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for a reduced emergency planning zone for small modular reactors.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 2B1 of the NRC’s Two White Flint building at 11555 Rockville Pike in Rockville. The meeting will discuss NEI’s proposed generic approach, as well as an expected site-specific approach by TVA as part of its Early Site Permit application for small modular reactors at the Clinch River site in Tennessee.

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Ralph DeSantis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Mile Island Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for Dec. 4
Sirens to sound for three minutes at 12:15 p.m.

LONDONDERRY TWP., PA.  (Dec. 2, 2014) – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the Three Mile Island emergency warning sirens on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 12:15 p.m.   During the test the sirens will sound for three minutes.

The emergency warning siren system consists of 96 sirens located in parts of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties that are located within a 10-mile radius of TMI.  The purpose of the sirens is to alert residents to tune to an Emergency Alert Broadcast Station for information from Pennsylvania state officials.   During the test the Emergency Alert Broadcast system will not be activated.  

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

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Part 21 Event Number: 50636
Rep Org: AREVA, INC.
Licensee: AREVA, INC.
Region: 1
City: LYNCHBURG State: VA
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Agreement: Y
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NRC Notified By: GAYLE ELLIOTT
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 11/25/2014
Notification Time: 10:10 [ET]
Event Date: 10/19/2014
Event Time: [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/25/2014
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section: 
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization): 
JAMES NOGGLE (R1DO)
FRANK EHRHARDT (R2DO)
ERIC DUNCAN (R3DO)
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (EMAI)
HAROLD CHERNOFF (EMAI)
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PART 21 - DEFECT IN LOCA ANALYSIS FOR B&W PLANTS 

The following information was summarized from the report obtained from the vendor via facsimile: 

"The defect is related to the thermal conductivity model in the codes TACO3 and GDTACO which are used in the AREVA LOCA model for B&W plants. The thermal conductivity model does not adequately represent the change in conductivity with burnup for the fuel. The correction of the thermal conductivity model results in the peak cladding temperature limit in 10 CFR 50.46 (2200 degrees F) being exceeded. 

"The defect exists for the following plants: Oconee Nuclear Station Unit 1, Oconee Nuclear Station Unit 2, Oconee Nuclear Station Unit 3, Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 1, Three Mile Island Unit 1, and Davis-Besse Unit 1" 

If there are any technical questions or concerns, please contact: 

Gayle Elliott 
AREVA, lnc., 3315 Old Forest Road 
Lynchburg, VA 24501 
Ph. # 434-841-0306.

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2014004 and 05000388/2014004 and Exercise of Enforcement Discretion

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Three Mile Island Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2014004

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PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION:  NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT 05000277/2014004 AND 05000278/2014004

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station: Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Security Inspection Report No. 07200029/2014008 and Notice of Violation

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NRC Extends Construction Deadline for MOX Fuel Fabrication Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed an order Nov. 13 extending the completion deadline for a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility in South Carolina. Shaw AREVA MOX Services will have an additional 10 years, or until March 30, 2025, to finish building the facility at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken.

MOX Services asked for the extension in May after a number of factors delayed construction, including lower than requested annual funding from Congress and delays in the delivery of components and key construction activities. The NRC issued the original 10-year construction authorization March 30, 2005. The extension does not expand the scope of work.

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Department of Health to Offer Free Potassium Iodide on Nov. 20 for Pennsylvanians who have Tablets Expiring in December 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, Thursday, Nov. 20, to Pennsylvanians who currently have tablets with a December 2014 expiration date who live within 10-miles of one of the state's five nuclear power plants. The department will properly dispose of expired KI that residents bring with them to the distribution sites.

KI can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine when taken as directed during radiological emergencies. Individuals should only take KI when told to do so by state health officials or the governor.

Each adult will receive four 65-milligram tablets. Children will be given smaller doses based on their age. Individuals can pick up KI tablets for other family members or those who are unable to pick them up on their own. Directions detailing when to take the tablets and how to store them will be provided with the KI.

Anyone can take the tablets as long as they are not allergic to KI. They are safe for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, people on thyroid medicine, children and infants. Individuals who are unsure if they should take KI should ask a healthcare provider.

KI tablets are also available throughout the year at county and municipal health departments or state health centers.

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BEFORE THE UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                                  _____________
Douglas B. Ritter’s
Request for a Public Hearing on the Application for Approval of the
Indirect License Transfer of Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2
Facility Operating License No’s. NPF-14 and NPF-22;
NRC Docket No’s. 50-387,  50-388, and 72-28
                      __________________________

October 24, 2014

Secretary of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Attn: Document Control Desk Washington, DC 20555-0001

Dear Secretary:

Enclosed please find for filing an original of “Douglas B. Ritter’s Request for a Public Hearing on the Application for Approval of the Indirect License Transfer of Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Station, Units 1 and 2, Facility Operating License No’s. NPF-14 and NPF-22, NRC Docket No’s. 50-387,  50-388, and 72-28” pursuant to 52 Pa. Code S 5.71, to intervene under the 10 CFR NRC, Section 50: 80 § 2.309.

Respectfully submitted,

Douglas B. Ritter

DATED: October 24, 2014

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