Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2013002 and 05000388/2013002

SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION – NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT 05000387/2013002 AND 05000388/2013002

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Transmittal of Draft Safety Evaluation

PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3­ TRANSMITTAL OF DRAFT SAFETY EVALUATION FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT RE: USE OF NEUTRON ABSORBING INSERTS IN SPENT FUEL POOL STORAGE RACKS (TAC NOS. ME7538 AND ME7539)

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Duke Suspends Effort to License Nuclear Units; NRC Shoot s Down Texas Nuclear Plant Expansion

Duke Energy Suspends Effort to License North Carolina Nuclear Units:
Reuters, May 2, 2013

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL2N0DJ2QG20130502?irpc=932
Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric utility, says it has notified regulators that it will drop plans to build two new nuclear reactors in North Carolina due to slow growth in power demand. Progress Energy, which Duke acquired last year, proposed building two AP1000 reactors at the Harris nuclear plant site in Wake County, North Carolina, and submitted an application in 2008 for a construction and operating license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The company's supply forecast indicates additional nuclear generation won't be needed at Harris for at least 15 years. However, Duke said it will continue to work to obtain NRC licenses for two new reactors in Levy County, Florida, and another two reactors in Gaffney, South Carolina. Four new reactors are currently under construction at two sites in the southeastern United States: two at Scana Corp's Summer nuclear station in South Carolina and two at Southern Co's Vogtle station in Georgia.

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NRC Shoots Down Texas Nuclear Plant Expansion Citing Too Much Foreign Ownership:
Dallas News, by James Osborne, April 30, 2013

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/04/nrc-shoots-down-texas-nuclear-plant-expansion.html
and San Antonio Express-News, by Nolan Hicks, April 30, 2013
http://nukefreetexas.org/2013/05/regulators-too-much-foreign-ownership-for-nuclear-expansion
Plans to build two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear facility outside Bay City have hit a road block. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled that a partnership between NRG and Toshiba Corp. through the holding company Nuclear Innovation North America violated a U.S law prohibiting foreign control of nuclear power plants. The holding company plans to appeal the ruling to the NRC’s Atomic Safety Licensing Board, arguing that NRG controls 90 percent of the holding company, a NRG spokesman said. NRG and Toshiba remain hopeful they can convince the atomic safety board to overrule NRC staff. But they will likely face an uphill climb. No date for a hearing has been set.

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2013002 and 05000278/2013002

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2013002 and 05000278/2013002

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Electric Power Research Institute Final Draft Report XXXXXX, “Seismic Evaluation Guidance: Augmented Approach for the Resolution of Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.1: Seismic”

Electric Power Research Institute Final Draft Report XXXXXX, “Seismic Evaluation Guidance: Augmented Approach for the Resolution of Fukushima Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.1: Seismic,” As an Acceptable Alternative to the March 12, 2012, Information Request for Seismic Reevaluations

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Fukushima - Woods Hole Oceanographic presentation

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION BEFORE THE ATOMIC SAFETY AND LICENSING BOARD

In the Matter of Docket # 50-293-LR Entergy Corporation
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
License Renewal Application

November 18, 2011

PILGRIM WATCH REQUEST FOR HEARING ON A NEW CONTENTION REGARDING INADEQUACY OF ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT, POST FUKUSHIMA

In accordance with 10 C.F.R § 2.309 (c)(1) Pilgrim Watch files a new Request for Hearing. The contention reads:
Based on new and significant information from Fukushima, the Environmental Report is inadequate post Fukushima Daiichi. Entergy‘s SAMA analysis ignores new and significant issues raised by Fukushima regarding the probability of both containment failure, and subsequent larger off-site consequences due, in part, to the need for flooding the reactor (vessel, containment, pool) with huge amounts of water in a severe accident, as at Fukushima.

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Nuclear Hot Spots Map for the Great Lakes released today

New Binational Great Lakes Nuclear Map Identifies “Nuclear Hot Spots”

 

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Petition-for-Rulemaking Process

NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Petition-for-Rulemaking Process

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to streamline and clarify its process for addressing petitions for rulemaking. Proposed changes to that process, to be published in the May 3 Federal Register, aim to improve transparency and make the process more efficient and effective.

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Three Mile Island Station, Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2013002

THREE MILE ISLAND STATION, UNIT 1 – NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT 5000289/2013002

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Effects of Nuclear Non-Regulation; Including Fire Protection, (UCS, 4/23/13)

1. May 1997 – GAO issues report on NRC’s oversight

a. “...NRC has not gotten licensees to fix safety problems ... in a timely manner.” pg. 10
b. “The Watch List has not produced a consistent inventory of plants with performance problems.” pg. 18
c. “In fact, Arthur Andersen identified 10 plants that were not placed on the Watch List but whose performance indicators were similar to those on the Watch List.” pg. 19
d. “Several current and former NRC inspectors told us that they cannot easily distinguish a safe plant from an unsafe one and that the guidance on when to shut down a plant does not cover all situations.” pg. 12

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