Issuance of Order to Modify Licenses with Regard to Reliable Hardened Containment Vents

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Issuance of Order to Modify Licenses With Regard to Requirements for Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events

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Issuance of Order to Modify Licenses With Regard to Requirements for Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 Notice of Public Meeting with Exelon on April 11, 2012

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Unit 2 - Individual Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for Hearing (TAC No. ME8152)

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2: Notice of Public Meeting - Annual Assessment Meeting - March 21, 2012

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Summary of December 7, 2011, Meeting with Exelon Re: Proposed Amendment Request to Implement an Extended Power Uprate

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2: Notice of Public Meeting - Annual Assessment Meeting - March 21, 2012

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From Washington Post:

Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they’ve removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons.

One down, tens of thousands to go. And since wind and rain spread radiation easily, even this yard may need to be dug up again.

The work is part of a monumental task: a costly and uncertain effort by Japan to try to make radiation-contaminated communities inhabitable again. Some contractors are experimenting with chemicals; others stick with shovels and high-pressure water. One government expert says it’s mostly trial and error.

The radiation leak has slowed considerably at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, nearly one year after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami sent three of its reactors into meltdown. Work continues toward a permanent shutdown, but the Japanese government declared the plant stable in December, setting the stage for the next phase: decontaminating the area so that at least some of the 100,000 evacuated residents can return.

Experts leading the government-funded project cannot guarantee success. They say there’s no prior model for what they’re trying to do. Even if they succeed, they’re creating another problem they don’t yet know how to solve: where to dump all the radioactive soil and debris they haul away.

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UCS is releasing today 1at 11am the attached report and stand-along executive summary on the NRC and nuclear plant performance in 2011. It's the second in a planned annual series of reports.

Chapter 2 summarizes the 15 near-misses at U.S. nuclear plants last year. They occurred at 13 different plants because Palisades and Pilgrim each scarfed up two each. Both are Entergy plants; hmmm.

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