Susquehanna - Annual Assessment Letter for Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 (Report 05000387/2012001 and 05000388/2012001)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - Annual Assessment Letter for Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 (Report 05000387/2012001 and 05000388/2012001)

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TMI - Request for Additional Information Regarding 30-Day Report for Emergency Core Cooling System Model Changes Pursuant to the Requirements of 10 CFR 50.46 (TAC No. ME8237)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – Request for Additional Information Regarding 30-Day Report for Emergency Core Cooling System Model Changes Pursuant to the Requirements of 10 CFR 50.46 (TAC No. ME8237)

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Waste Confidence scoping summary report and upcoming teleconference information

Greetings,

Here are a few things we would like to share with you. These documents can also be accessed on our Waste Confidence website:  http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/wcd/pub-involve.html#arch

Today we issued the Waste Confidence scoping summary report (ADAMS Accession No. ML13060A128):  http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1306/ML13060A128.pdf.

The report provides a summary of the determinations and conclusions reached during the NRC’s scoping process for the Waste Confidence generic environmental impact statement (GEIS).  The report also contains a summary of the comments received and the NRC’s responses.  A second document (ADAMS Accession No. ML13060A130) contains scoping comments organized by category:  http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1306/ML13060A130.pdf.
 
We have documented our last public meeting:

Also, we have announced our next monthly public teleconference status meeting.  The focus of this meeting will be the scoping summary report.  Participants will be provided an opportunity to ask clarifying questions on the scoping summary report.  Please note that discussion in this forum will not be considered as formal comments and will not be considered in the GEIS development.

  • Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386

 

Sincerely,
 
Staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Waste Confidence Directorate

David Orr and Bill McKibben to Speak at Dickinson College

You and your students are welcome to attend two upcoming public lectures at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA:

David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College: Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World. Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM.

Bill McKibben, Middlebury College and 350.org: Front Lines of the Climate Fight. Thursday, April 11, 7:00 PM.

Both events will be held in the Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA. For maps and directions, please visit http://www.dickinson.edu/about/visit/maps-and-directions/Maps-and-Directions/.

JPG posters are attached if you wish to advertise these events on your campus.

Neil Leary | Dickinson College
Director | Center for Sustainability Education
P.O. Box 1773 | Carlisle, PA 17013

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UCS annual NRC and nuclear safety report

Good Day:

Attached is the stand-alone executive summary and full report for "The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2012: Tolerating the Intolerable." They are being released on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at noon eastern time and we ask that the information be embargoed until then.

 

On March 11, 2011, I was on Capitol Hill to brief Congressional staffers on what was then the first in an annual series of reports on the NRC and nuclear safety. Since then, I've learned two things:

1) Try not to schedule briefings a few hours after major international nuclear disasters.

2) An annual series of reports means you gotta do one every year.

 

As in past reports, this year's report contains a section summarizing the "near-misses" last year - times when an event or discovery at a plant prompted the NRC to dispatch a team to investigate what happened and why. The NRC reported on 14 such near-misses in 2012.

Our report also contains a section on commendable outcomes achieved by the NRC last year. The NRC's hosting an international conference on security last December tops the list in our book.

We also have a somewhat longer section detailing bad outcomes last year. Topping, or bottoming, that section was the latest safty culture survey of the NRC's work force. The survey revealed a huge gap between how NRC's senior managers viewed things and how the NRC's rank and file viewed them --- the senior managers seeing no problems across the board. Could explain why the NRC "tolerates the intolerable" - nothing is intolerable when you don't give a damn.

For the first time, this year's report contains a trending section with observations from the three annual reports. Special recognition goes out to the Wolf Creek nuclear plant with four near-misses in three years - it hasn't missed a year yet. Like the Wizard of Oz being re-run every year, Wolf Creek having a near-miss each year has become tradition.

 

Thanks,

Dave Lochbaum
UCS

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UCS annual NRC and nuclear safety report

Good Day:

Attached is the stand-alone executive summary and full report for "The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2012: Tolerating the Intolerable." They are being released on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at noon eastern time and we ask that the information be embargoed until then.

 

On March 11, 2011, I was on Capitol Hill to brief Congressional staffers on what was then the first in an annual series of reports on the NRC and nuclear safety. Since then, I've learned two things:

1) Try not to schedule briefings a few hours after major international nuclear disasters.

2) An annual series of reports means you gotta do one every year.

 

As in past reports, this year's report contains a section summarizing the "near-misses" last year - times when an event or discovery at a plant prompted the NRC to dispatch a team to investigate what happened and why. The NRC reported on 14 such near-misses in 2012.

Our report also contains a section on commendable outcomes achieved by the NRC last year. The NRC's hosting an international conference on security last December tops the list in our book.

We also have a somewhat longer section detailing bad outcomes last year. Topping, or bottoming, that section was the latest safty culture survey of the NRC's work force. The survey revealed a huge gap between how NRC's senior managers viewed things and how the NRC's rank and file viewed them --- the senior managers seeing no problems across the board. Could explain why the NRC "tolerates the intolerable" - nothing is intolerable when you don't give a damn.

For the first time, this year's report contains a trending section with observations from the three annual reports. Special recognition goes out to the Wolf Creek nuclear plant with four near-misses in three years - it hasn't missed a year yet. Like the Wizard of Oz being re-run every year, Wolf Creek having a near-miss each year has become tradition.

 

Thanks,

Dave Lochbaum
UCS

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TMIA Hosts Documentary from Sundance on March 27, 2013

Three Mile Island Alert
315 Peffer Street Harrisburg, PA 17102

 

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release March 4, 2013

 

For more information:

Tickets: Kay Pickering 717-233-7897

Issues: Eric Epstein 717-541-1101

Film: Don Argott or Sheena M. Joyce

215-238-0707 http://914pictures.com

The Atomic States of America to Play in Harrisburg

The directors of a documentary that garnered rave reviews at last year’s Sundance Film Festival will bring their film to Harrisburg’s Midtown Cinema to benefit Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA) on at 6PM on Wednesday, March 27.

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. The film introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades, including community advocates, journalists, physicists, nuclear engineers, NRC inspectors, and former government officials. Prominently featured is TMIA’s Eric Epstein, who shares insights about the industry gained over his decades of activism.

Co-directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce will be on hand to answer questions about the film.

The event at the Midtown Cinema starts with a wine and cheese reception at 6PM, followed by the showing of the film at 6:30, and concludes with Argott, Joyce, and Epstein fielding questions from the audience. Tickets are $10 each and available from TMIA.

WHAT:        Showing of the film The Atomic States of America to benefit Three Mile Island Alert

WHEN:       6:00PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WHERE:    Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg

WHO:         Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, co-directors

FOR TICKETS:     Kay Pickering at 717-233-7897
                              Or purchase online at www.TMIA.com
                              Tickets also on sale at Transit News at the Harrisburg Transportation Center

 

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Status of 60-Day Response to Issuance of Flooding Integrated Assessment Guidance Related to the Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.1, Flooding Reevaluations

Status of 60-Day Response to Issuance of Flooding Integrated Assessment Guidance Related to the Near-Term Task Force Recommendation 2.1, Flooding Reevaluations

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Supplemental Information Related to Request for Information Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 50.54(f) Regarding Flooding Hazard Reevaluations for Recommendation 2.1 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights From the Fukushima

Supplemental Information Related to Request for Information Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 50.54(f) Regarding Flooding Hazard Reevaluations for Recommendation 2.1 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights From the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Accident

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NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2013-02 Impact of Sequestration on NRC Activities and NRC Stakeholders

NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2013-02 Impact of Sequestration on NRC Activities and NRC Stakeholders

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