News

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /var/www/drupal/htdocs/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 33.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station: NRC Inspection Report 05000387/2013012 and 05000388/2013012; and Notice of Violation

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station: NRC Inspection Report 05000387/2013012 and 05000388/2013012; and Notice of Violation

Download ML13241A027

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Request VR-01, Proposed Alternative Testing of the Pressurizer Pilot Operated Relief Valve (TAC No. ME9819)

THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 - RELIEF REQUEST VR-01, PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE TESTING OF THE PRESSURIZER PILOT OPERATED RELIEF VALVE (TAC NO. ME9819)

Download ML13232A051

Will Three Mile Island Ever Be Cleaned Up?

Testimony of Eric Epstein Re: Three Mile Island, Unit 2, (TMI-2) Post-Shutdown Decommissiong Activities Report (PSDAR) August 28, 2014

 

I. Introduction

Within two years after submitting the certification of permanent closure to the NRC,* nuclear power plants are required to file a post-shutdown decommissioning activities report ("PSDAR"). GPU Nuclear Inc., ("GPU") te plant's owner, neglected to do that by the required date of September 14, 1995. On February 13, 2013, over seventeen years after the Report was due and thirty years after GPU caused a meldown, the NRC decided to give TMI-2 the benefit of the doubt. The NRC stated, "..after reviewing the circumstances for the company's failure to submit a PSDAR." the NRC downgraded the Security Level III violation to a slap on the wrist and issued a non-cited notice of violation.

This is like being awarded a Ph.D. for flunking out of first grade.

Thank goodness the NRC is not a probation officer.

 

Download PDF

Three Mile Island News Release - Siren Test Scheduled

Contact:
Ralph DeSantis
Three Mile Island Generating Station
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Three Mile Island Sirens to be Tested Aug. 29
Additional test required to qualify the new, upgraded system for service

SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 and 2 NRC INITIAL OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATION REPORT 05000387/2013301; 05000388/2013301

SUSQUEHANNA STEAM ELECTRIC STATION, UNITS 1 and 2 NRC INITIAL OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATION REPORT 05000387/2013301; 05000388/2013301

Download ML13238A315

THREE MILE ISLAND STATION - NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES, TESTS, OR EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT PLANT MODIFICATIONS TEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000289/2013007

THREE MILE ISLAND STATION - NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES, TESTS, OR EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT PLANT MODIFICATIONS TEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000289/2013007

Download ML13233A228

NRC to conduct meeting in Aug. 28 re: Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear plant decommissioning plans

FYI: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug . 28 in Hershey, Pa. regarding the eventual decommissioning plans for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear power plant. Unit 2 was the site of the March 1979 accident at the site and never operated again after that event.

Within two years after submitting the certification of permanent closure to the NRC, nuclear power plants are required to file a post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR). GPU Nuclear Inc., the plant’s owner, neglected to do that by the required date of Sept. 14, 1995. Last February, after reviewing the circumstances for the company’s failure to submit a PSDAR by the deadline, the NRC issued a non-cited notice of violation to GPU Nuclear for not doing so (attached). One of the mitigating factors was the company’s plans to address the deficiency, which included the submittal of a PSDAR in June 2013 (attached). That report will be the subject of discussion at the Aug. 28th meeting.

A PSDAR provides a description of the planned decommissioning activities, a schedule for accomplishing them and an estimate of the expected costs.

The current decommissioning plan for TMI-2 calls for maintaining the plant in the post-defueling monitored storage state up to an additional 20 years to coincide with the end of the TMI-1 Operating License in order to synchronize the decommissioning of TMI-1 and TMI-2. The NRC approved a 20-year extension to the TMI-1 Operating License in October 2009. As a result, the TMI-1 Operating License has been extended until April 19, 2034. The TMI-2 PSDAR establishes the schedule for the
decommissioning of TMI-2 to commence following the expiration of the current TMI-1 Operating License.

The schedule for decommissioning of TMI-2 has been developed in order to achieve the termination of license by September 14, 2053.

If you need additional information, please let me know
 

 
Neil Sheehan
NRC Public Affairs Officer
Region I
 

Download Meeting Notice PDF

Download Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report PDF

Download Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report Violation PDF

Emergency Preparedness & Response News - Volume 5 Issue 3

IPAWS Modernizes Public Emergency Notification

During an emergency, State and local public safety officials need the capability to provide the public with potentially life-saving information as soon as possible. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is an integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure that provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies. IPAWS is available to Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local alerting authori- ties and can be integrated with local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standards.

Download PDF

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Requests PR-01, PR-02, and VR-02, Associated with the Fifth Ten-Year Inservice Test Interval (TAC Nos. MF0046, MF0047, and MF0048)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Relief Requests PR-01, PR-02, and VR-02, Associated with the Fifth Ten-Year Inservice Test Interval (TAC Nos. MF0046, MF0047, and MF0048)

Download ML13227A024

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2013003 and 05000388/2013003 and Exercise of Enforcement Discretion

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2013003 and 05000388/2013003 and Exercise of Enforcement Discretion

Download PDF

Syndicate content