TMI Request for Additional Information Regarding 2011 Steam Generator Tube Inspection Report

THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 - REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING 2011 STEAM GENERATOR TUBE INSPECTION REPORT (TAC NO. ME8735)

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Pilgrim Watch Comment Regarding Additional Requirements For Containment Venting Systems For BWRs With Mark I And Mark II Containments In Support Of Filters And Rupture Discs

Hello:

Attached please find Pilgrim Watch Comment Regarding Additional Requirements For Containment Venting Systems For BWRs With Mark I And Mark II Containments In Support Of Filters And Rupture Discs prepared for the NRC Commissioners that will vote on whether or not to require filters and rupture discs on vents used to relieve pressure from the containment in a severe accident.

In a severe accident the amount of radioactivity released offsite from an unfiltered vent would be very large and damaging. It makes no sense not to add a filter to protect our families and property from contamination. Filtered systems are available, tested and in use today - for example  in Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland and will be installed in Slovenia and Japan that learned the hard way the danger of not requiring filters and rupture discs before the accident.

Rupture discs are necessary so that neither water nor electrical supply is needed and operator intervention is not necessary to actuate the venting system to save containment in a pressure buildup.

Lessons learned from Fukushima showed the importance of requiring reactors designed like Mark I & II’s in the U.S. to install filtered DTV’s in order to:

     ·  Protect public health in the event that it is necessary to release.
     ·  Assure operators follow orders to open the vent. As in Japan, properly trained operators here are likely to decide not to open the DTV when they should because they fear the effects offsite of significant unfiltered releases.

As part of the Fukushima Lessons Learned Task Force, NRC Staff assigned to study whether to recommended filtering, did do (November 2012). It only made sense when considering that during normal operations and design based accidents gaseous releases are filtered but they are not filtered during severe accidents when the releases offsite will be the greatest.

Please consider contacting the NRC Commissioners in support of the attached comments ASAP; and also alert your members and elected officials to do the same.  I attached a word version for your convenience.

Vents affect all Mark I and Mark II BWRS that includes: Mark I BWR Reactors: Browns Ferry 1, 2 & 3 (AL); Brunswick 1 & 2 (NC); Cooper 1 (NE) Dresden 2 & 3 (Il); Duane Arnold 1 (IA);  Fermi 2 (MI);  Fitzpatrick 1 (NY);    Hatch 1 & 2 (GA); Hope Creek 1 (NJ); Monticello 1 (MN); Nine Mile Point 1 (NY);  Oyster Creek 1 (NJ);   Peach Bottom 2 & 3 (PA) ; Pilgrim 1 (MA); Quad Cities 1 & 2 (IL); Vermont Yankee 1 (VT). Mark II BWR Reactors: Columbia (WA); LaSalle, 1&2 (IL); Limerick 1 &2 (PA); Nine Mile (NY); Susquehanna, 1&2(PA)

 

Thank-you !

Mary Lampert

Pilgrim Watch, Director

148 Washington Street Duxbury, MA 02332

Susquehanna - NRC Baseline Security Inspection Report

SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 _ NRC BASELINE SECURITY INSPECTION REPORT O5OOO387/201 2405 AND 05000388/2012405

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PPL Act 129 Phase II Plan

Dear Stakeholder:

On November 1, 2012, the PA PUC issued a Secretarial Letter granting EDCs the ability to file their Act 129 Phase II EE&C Plan any time between November 1st and November 15th. This extension was granted in recognition of the need for EDC personnel to focus on storm response duties due to Hurricane Sandy.

PPL Electric Utilities would like you to know that we filed our Act 129 Phase II Plan on November 15th. The Phase II Plan is available for your review on our website by clicking here.

On behalf of PPL Electric Utilities, I’d like to thank you for your participation in our stakeholder meetings, as well as the input and ideas you shared with us during the plan development process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Thompson Grassi at methompsongrassi@pplweb.com
Thank you.
 
Tom Stathos
Director, Customer Programs and Services

Radioactive sea water from Fukushima Daichi has hit the west coast of the United States

From Newsvine:

The North Pacific - Kuroshio Current flows from 40 to 120 kilometer each day over a distance separating Japan from California of just under 9,000 kilometer. Radioactive sea water began to contaminate the Pacific from California to Alaska in March 2012.

This carries sea water from Japan to the west coast of the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Don't think you won't be affected if you don't live near the Pacific. 80% of seafood is imported to the US.

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Act 129 EE&C Filings Information

To the Act 129 Email Distribution Group,
 
With the abundance of reports and plans coming into the Commission all at once, I wanted to send out an email clarifying how the utilities will be filing documents related to Act 129 EE&C.

Phase I Quarterly and Annual Reports: These should be filed under the EDCs’ respective M-2009-####### docket numbers.

Phase II EE&C Plans: The Commission’s Secretary’s Bureau will be assigning these new M-2012-####### docket numbers.  This will help delineate between Phase I and Phase II filings and prevent dockets from getting overburdened with documents.

Phase II Quarterly and Annual Reports: These will be filed under the EDCs’ new M-2012-####### docket numbers.

As always, the Commission will try to post these documents within the Act 129 pages of its website.  We always recommend using the Search for Public Documents tool to find documents that may not be on the 129 pages.  Additionally, the EDCs are to post all EE&C plans, as well as their quarterly and annual reports, on their websites.  We have links to their websites on the Act 129 Reporting page of our website.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Please pass this on to anyone I may have missed.

 

Thanks!
Megan
 
Megan G. Good
PA Public Utility Commission
Bureau of Technical Utility Services
Policy & Planning

TMI Request for Additional Information Regarding 30- Day Report

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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Three Mile Island Siren Test on Thursday, Nov. 15

LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (Nov. 13, 2012) – Exelon Generation in cooperation with county emergency management officials will conduct up to six separate emergency warning siren tests on Thursday, Nov. 15.  Each test will last about three minutes.  The first test will be held at approximately 8 a.m.

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Peach Bottom Notification To Perform An Inspection of Temporary Instruction

PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3, NOTIFICATION TO PERFORM AN INSPECTION OF TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION 2201/004, "INSPECTION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CYBER SECURITY MILESTONES 1 - 7" AND REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

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Refineries & nuclear plants affected by Sandy

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