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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action Re: Changes to the Cyber Security Plan Implementation Schedule (TAC NO. MF5357 AND MF5358)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action Re: Changes to the Cyber Security Plan Implementation Schedule (TAC NO. MF5357 AND MF5358)

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Withdrawl of an Amendment Request (TAC Nos. ME9607 and ME9608)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Withdrawl of an Amendment Request (TAC Nos. ME9607 and ME9608)

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Withdrawl of an Amendment Request (TAC NOS. ME9609 and ME9610)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Withdrawl of an Amendment Request (TAC NOS. ME9609 and ME9610)

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Susquehanna Steam Electronic Station, Units 1 and 2 - Supplemental Information Needed for Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action RE: Changes to the Cyber Security Plan Implementation Schedule (TAC NO. MF5358 and MF5359)

Susquehanna Steam Electronic Station, Units 1 and 2 - Supplemental Information Needed for Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action RE: Changes to the Cyber Security Plan Implementation Schedule (TAC NO. MF5358 and MF5359)

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Three Mile Island Station, Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2014005

Three Mile Island Station, Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2014005

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Reassignment of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Branch Chief

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Reassignment of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Branch Chief

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CLINTON POWER STATION, UNIT NO. 1; DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3; LASALLE COUNTY STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; LIMERICK GENERATING STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION; PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3;

CLINTON POWER STATION, UNIT NO. 1; DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3; LASALLE COUNTY STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; LIMERICK GENERATING STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION; PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3; AND QUAD CITIES NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 - ISSUANCE OF AMENDMENTS REGARDING ADOPTION OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS TASK FORCE TRAVELER, TSTF-535, "REVISE SHUTDOWN MARGIN DEFINITION TO ADDRESS ADVANCED FUEL DESIGNS" {TAC NOS. MF2533, MF2534, MF2535, MF2536, MF2537, MF2538, MF2539, MF2540, MF2541, MF2542, MF2543, AND MF2544)

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Reassignment of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Branch Chief For Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, and Limerick Generating Station, Units 2 and 3

Reassignment of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Branch Chief For Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, and Limerick Generating Station, Units 2 and 3

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Backgrounder on Pilgrim's Recent Problems

Ironically, the NRC announced on Groundhog Day that it was dispatching a special inspection team to Pilgrim to investigate the reasons for the initial loss of the offsite power lines and ensuing problems the operators encountered, including the failure of the HPCI system, the inability to open one safety relief valve from the control room, and the failure of the standby diesel powered compressor to start. Like Bill Murray’s character in the feature film Groundhog Day, Pilgrim seems to be reliving certain things over and over. And over. And over.

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Press release: Federal Nuclear Regulator Opts Not To Reconsider Critical Safety Enhancements at U.S. “Fukushima” Reactors

NEWS FROM BEYOND NUCLEAR

For immediate release: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Contact: Paul Gunter, Director

Federal Nuclear Regulator Opts Not To Reconsider Critical Safety Enhancements at U.S. “Fukushima” Reactors

Decision designed to save industry money but exclude experts and public

TAKOMA PARK, MD -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has buckled to industry pressure and will recommend that the Commission disallow independent experts and the public from participating in a process to reconsider minimal but critical safety enhancements at the nation’s Fukushima-style nuclear power plants.

The NRC staff today said that a rulemaking proposed by the NRC Commission to further analyze filtered venting for containment protection and radiation release reduction following a severe accident is “not necessary.”  The nuclear industry has vehemently opposed the installation of external filtered containment vents on the basis of cost and “unintended consequences.” 

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