Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 3 – Issuance of Amendment Re: Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Value Change (TAC No. ME6391)
 
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Summary of June 14, 2011, Meeting with Exelon Re: Proposed Amendment Request to Implement an Extended Power Uprate

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From the Union of Concerned Scientists:

History has shown—most recently with the Fukushima disaster in Japan—that accidents happen. But those responsible for U.S. nuclear power safety and security—Congress, the White House, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the nuclear industry—continue to offer overly optimistic assurances that everything is fine and everyone is safe.

In fact, they could and should be doing much more to protect Americans from a nuclear accident, and their failure to address known threats is a recipe for disaster. For example:

Radioactive fuel rods are stored in hazardous conditions at all 104 U.S. nuclear reactors

More than 40 of the 104 reactors fail to meet basic fire safety standards that have been in place for years

A dozen plants have not even fully implemented terrorism prevention requirements—10 years after 9/11

Nuclear reactors currently supply nearly 20 percent of America's electricity needs, and that won't change anytime soon. What has to change is the attitude of the people entrusted with keeping Americans safe.

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From the Daily Yomiuri:

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has begun preparations to sell off assets, including company residences and recreation facilities, through four trust banks to raise money for compensation related to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis, it has been learned.

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From BBC News:

German industrial and engineering conglomerate Siemens is to withdraw entirely from the nuclear industry.

The move is a response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in March, chief executive Peter Loescher said.

He told Spiegel magazine it was the firm's answer to "the clear positioning of German society and politics for a pullout from nuclear energy".

"The chapter for us is closed," he said, announcing that the firm will no longer build nuclear power stations.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – Issuance of Amendment Re: Maximum Allowable Power with Inoperable Main Steam Safety Valves (TAC No. ME4808)

ADAMS Accession No.: ML112360581

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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 3 - Request for Additional Information Regarding License Amendment Request for Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio Change (TAC No. ME6931)
 

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SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 -ISSUANCE OF AMENDMENT RE: ADOPTION OF TSTF-514, REVISION 3 (TAC NOS. ME6036 AND ME6037)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Susquehanna nuclear
power plant faces tougher scrutiny from federal regulators following
 a national review of plant safety.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday all of the nation's
 104 plants are operating safely, but that problems at Unit 1 of the
Susquehanna plant in Luzerne County made it 1 of 5 with the worst
recent safety performance. No serious problems were detected at
Pennsylvania's four other nuclear plants in the latest assessment.

The low grades reflect four unplanned shutdowns at Susquehanna
Unit 1 between April 2010 and January 2011, including one
necessitated by a faulty gasket that caused 1 million gallons of
river water to leak into the turbine building.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan says the agency will conduct at least
one special inspection of the plant later this year.
 

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