Summary of Closed Meeting Held on December 16, 2013, With Exelon Generation Company, LLC to Discuss Steam Dryer Analysis Related to Proposed Extended Power Uprate for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (TAC No. ME9631 and ME9632)

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THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 -INTERIM STAFF EVALUATION AND AUDIT REPORT RELATING TO OVERALL INTEGRATED PLAN IN RESPONSE TO ORDER EA-12-049 (MITIGATION STRATEGIES) (TAC NO. MF0803)

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December 2, 2013

Mr. Michael J. Pacilio
Senior Vice President, Exelon Generation Company, LLC President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Exelon Nuclear 4300 Winfield Rd.
Warrenville, IL 60555

SUBJECT: PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3 – NRC SECURITY BASELINE INSPECTION REPORT 05000277/2013403 AND 05000278/2013403

Dear Mr. Pacilio:

On October 25, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed an inspection at your Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The inspection covered one or more of the key attributes of the security cornerstone of the NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process. The enclosed inspection report documents the inspection results which were discussed on October 25, 2013, with Mr. Patrick Navin, Plant Manager, and other members of your staff.

The inspection examined activities conducted under your licenses as they relate to security and compliance with the Commission’s rules and regulations and with the conditions of your licenses. The inspectors reviewed selected procedures and records, observed activities, and interviewed personnel.

No findings were identified during this inspection.

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AGENDA
U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FORTHCOMING CLOSED MEETING WITH EXELON December 16, 2013
12:30 p.m.-4:30p.m. Eastern Standard Time

The following topics will be covered:
1. Meeting Objectives
2. Changes to the Steam Dryer Analysis Model
3. Preliminary Results of the Revised Analysis
4. Modifications to the Replacement Steam Dryers as a Result of the Revised Analysis
5. Power Ascension and Benchmarking of the Model
6. Schedule for Submittal of Revised Analysis
7. Schedule for Response to NRC Staff Requests for Additional Information
8. Overall Project Schedule

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Three Mile Island Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for Dec. 5
Sirens to Sound for Three Minutes at 12:15 p.m. EST
 
LONDONDERRY TWP., PA (December 3, 2013) – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the new emergency warning sirens on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m. EST.  With the installation of the new siren system, TMI is moving to a semi-annual full volume test schedule.  The next test will be held during the first week of June 2014. 

Exelon Generation replaced all 96 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around Three Mile Island with new, state-of-the-art units featuring battery back-up power. The siren replacement project began in October 2011 with the new system placed in service in September 2013.

The Three Mile Island siren investment is part of Exelon Generation’s commitment to replace and upgrade the emergency sirens at all of its sites in the mid-Atlantic, including Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Generating Station and Oyster Creek Generating Station.  This project involves a total investment of more than $11 million and the replacement of 400 sirens.

The continuous 3-minute tone alerts our neighbors to tune to an Emergency Alert Broadcast Station for information from Pennsylvania state officials.

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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Three Mile Island Emergency Siren Test Scheduled for Dec. 5
Sirens to Sound for Three Minutes at 12:15 p.m. EST
 
LONDONDERRY TWP., PA (December 3, 2013) – Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the new emergency warning sirens on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m. EST.  With the installation of the new siren system, TMI is moving to a semi-annual full volume test schedule.  The next test will be held during the first week of June 2014. 

Exelon Generation replaced all 96 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around Three Mile Island with new, state-of-the-art units featuring battery back-up power. The siren replacement project began in October 2011 with the new system placed in service in September 2013.

The Three Mile Island siren investment is part of Exelon Generation’s commitment to replace and upgrade the emergency sirens at all of its sites in the mid-Atlantic, including Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Generating Station and Oyster Creek Generating Station.  This project involves a total investment of more than $11 million and the replacement of 400 sirens.

The continuous 3-minute tone alerts our neighbors to tune to an Emergency Alert Broadcast Station for information from Pennsylvania state officials.

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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Dear Interested Parties:

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee tasked with planning the pilot study of Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities is scheduled to hold a public meeting at 2-4 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences Building located at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW (Room 125). A draft agenda for the public meeting is attached.

Members of the public that wish to attend the meeting should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu. Members of the press who wish to attend the meeting should contact Lauren Rugani at 202 334 3593 or LRugani@nas.edu. Seating is limited.

Members of the public and press unable to attend may listen to the meeting through a toll-free telephone line or view the presentations via WebEx. Members of the public interested in calling in or viewing the WebEx should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu by December 9 for instructions.

Study at a Glance

NAS will perform the pilot study of cancer risks in populations near seven U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.NRC)-licensed nuclear facilities using two epidemiologic study designs: (i) an ecologic study of multiple cancer types of populations of all ages and (ii) a record-linkage-based case-control study of cancers in children. The pilot study will have two steps: Pilot Planning and Pilot Execution. NAS has started the Pilot Planning step which is estimated to take one year to complete.

The seven nuclear facilities that are part of the pilot study are:

Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Morris, Illinois
Millstone Power Station, Waterford, Connecticut
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Forked River
New Jersey Haddam Neck, Haddam Neck, Connecticut
Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant, Charlevoix, Michigan
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, San Clemente, California
Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin, Tennessee

The study is sponsored by the U.S. NRC. It is a continuation of a previous study that was completed in May 2012. The report from that first study can be found here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13388

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies.  They are independent, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under an 1863 congressional charter.  Panel members, who serve pro bono as volunteers, are chosen by the Academies for each study based on their expertise and experience and must satisfy the Academies' conflict-of-interest standards.  The resulting consensus reports undergo external peer review before completion.  For more information, visit http://national-academies.org/studycommitteprocess.pdf

Please direct comments and questions to the project email: crs@nas.edu. If you would like to be removed from the list please send us an email with the title REMOVE FROM LIST.
If you are member of the press and have questions regarding this message, please contact Lauren Rugani, media officer, at 202 334 3593 or LRugani@nas.edu.

Ourania (Rania) Kosti, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
The National Academies

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Toni Greenleaf
Administrative/Financial Associate
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
 

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 2 Pilot Planning
MEETING AGENDA DRAFT*
First Committee Meeting: December 11, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 125

2:00 PM Call to order and welcome Introductions of committee and staff Jon Samet, committee chair

2:10 PM Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities: study background
Rania Kosti, study director

2:30 PM Planning for the pilot of analysis of cancer risks near nuclear facilities
Jon Samet, committee chair

2:40 PM Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities—Phase 2 Pilot Planning study request
Brian Sheron, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Terry Brock, Senior Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3:00 PM Questions and Discussion

3:15 PM Congressional Comments (TBD)

3:30 PM Questions and Discussion

3:40 PM Public Comments

4:00 PM Adjourn Session Open to the Public

Members of the public that wish to attend the meeting should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu. Members of the press who wish to attend the meeting should contact Lauren Rugani, media officer, at 202 334 3593 or LRugani@nas.edu. Seating is limited.

Members of the public and press unable to attend may listen to the meeting through a toll-free telephone line or view the presentations via WebEx. Members of the public interested in calling in or viewing the WebEx should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu by December 9 for instructions.

*This draft is subject to change. For updated information please visit the National Academy of Science’s website.

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