Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, Staff Assessment of The Flooding Walkdown Report Supporting Implementation of Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.3 Related to The Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident (MF0288 and MF0289)

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The NRC has added your submission to the hearingdocket “TMI-Alert’s Testimony, June 10, 2014,” to the ADAMS public library, and it can be located as accession number ML14169A487, or by using the hyperlink listed below.
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Open ADAMS P8 Document (Letter - Testimony of Eric Epstein, RE: NRC's Draft Safety Evaluation in Support of the Proposed Extended Power Uprate License Amendment for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 & 3)
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Office of the Secretary
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742
Markey Queries NRC About Unescorted Access to U.S. Nuclear Power Plants for Chinese Personnel
Documents indicate NRC was aware that Chinese personnel met unescorted access requirements
Washington (June 16, 2014) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today queried the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about a “job shadow” program with Westinghouse that placed dozens of Chinese personnel at U.S. nuclear reactors at the same time at which several members of the Chinese military who were recently indicted by the Department of Justice were allegedly engaged in hacking of Westinghouse and other U.S. companies’ systems to steal trade secrets. At a June 4 EPW Committee hearing, NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis testified that NRC regulations did not allow for such unescorted access. However, a Westinghouse document obtained by Senator Markey’s office indicates that the NRC was told that Chinese nationals participating in the job shadow program “will meet unescorted access requirements” before their arrival in the U.S. Senator Markey is asking the NRC to correct the Committee hearing record in writing and respond to other questions about how the Chinese personnel were found to have met the criminal and other background checks required by NRC regulations.
Earlier this month, Senator Markey sent a letter to the NRC requesting any and all documents related to this “job shadow” program.
“While the specific actions that might have been taken by the Chinese participants while they were in the U.S. as part of the ‘job shadow’ program may be under investigation by the Department of Justice, the NRC has responsibility for examining the adequacy of its regulations when circumstances may reveal weaknesses therein,” writes Senator Markey in the letter to NRC Chairman Alison Macfarlane. “NRC also has a responsibility to provide accurate information to Congress.”
A copy of Senator Markey’s letter to the NRC can be found HERE.

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June 10, 2014

Before the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Re: Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Draft Safety
Evaluation in Support of the Proposed Extended Power Uprate License Amendment for the Peach Bottom Atomic
Power Station Units 2 & 3

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Three Mile Island Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for June 5
Sirens to sound for three minutes at 12:15 p.m.

LONDONDERRY TWP., PA.  (June 3, 2014) – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the Three Mile Island emergency warning sirens on Thursday, June 5 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.


Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)

“Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations” (40 CFR 190)
Comments now due August 3, 2014

EPA has extended the ANPR comment period to give the public more time to prepare written comments.  The extension was signed by the Assistant Administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation. A notice will be soon published in the Federal Register. Comments are now due on August 3, 2014.

To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to the 40 CFR 190 Docket No. EPA-HQ- OAR–2013–0689.

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(Science Center, Room #256)

1621 N. 13th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania

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