Destroyed unit 3 reactor building of Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Japan next month marks one year since the March 11 tsunami and earthquake, which triggered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

WASHINGTON -- Newly obtained government documents are prompting concern among critics that Environmental Protection Agency officials are seeking to use the organization’s new guide for nuclear-incident response to relax public health standards, but the agency is denying the claim.

Douglas P. Guarino
Senior Reporter
National Journal Group
Global Security Newswire

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PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION:  NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES, TESTS, AND EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT MODIFICATIONS TEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000277/2013010 AND 05000278/2013010

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2013003 and 05000278/2013003 and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Report 07200029/2013001

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1 - Mid-Cycle Performance Review and Inspection Plan (Report 05000289/2013006)

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Units 1 and 2 - Mid-Cycle Performance Review and Inspection Plan (Report 05000387/2013006 and 05000388/2013006)

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3 - Mid-Cycle Performance Review and Inspection Plan (Report 05000277/2013006 and 05000278/2013006)

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On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a site visit held at the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant site, near Berwick, Pennsylvania. Enclosure 1 provides a summary of the site visit. The purpose of the site visit was to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize the Indiana Bat Summer Survey Plan in order for the applicant, PPL Bell Bend, LLC, to begin surveys in May or June 2013. The data collected in the survey will be used by the NRC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the biological assessment for the project as required by the Endangered Species Act. Enclosure 2 contains the agenda for the site visit; Enclosure 3 contains an attendance sheet from the site visit; Enclosure 4 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes discussed at the beginning of the site visit; and Enclosure 5 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes that were discussed during the site visit.

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Entergy to Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee

Decision driven by sustained low power prices, high cost structure and wholesale electricity market design flaws for Vermont Yankee plant

Focus to remain on safety during remaining operation and after shutdown

New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Clarification Regarding the Timing of Submittal of a Decommissioning Funding Plan Per Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 72.30(b) for Future Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station: NRC Inspection Report 05000387/2013012 and 05000388/2013012; and Notice of Violation

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