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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Request for Additional Information Regarding License Amendment Request for Extended Power Uprate (TAC Nos. ME9631 and ME9632)

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Nuclear failure
Latest chapter in nuke watchdog’s fight with west-end residents over GE uranium plant ends in a meltdown
By Saul Chernos

It was a meltdown that GE Hitachi and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission likely hoped to avoid.

But it happened nonetheless.

After two days of testy back and forth between residents and CNSC members at a meeting on the subject of the uranium plant at Lansdowne and Dupont December 9-11, the commissioners ended up walking out.

The session, which was scheduled to run for three days but ended after two, was nothing short of historic. It was the first time in the plant’s 50-plus-year history that locals could air concerns to the regulator – an opportunity brought about solely because of grassroots pressure.

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REQUEST FOR WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC DISCLOSURE FOR PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNIT NOS. 2 AND 3 (TAC NOS. ME9631 AND ME9632)

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On December 20, 2013 environmental organizations filed comments with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the proposed rule for continued storage of spent nuclear fuel and on the draft waste confidence environmental impact statement (EIS). Included with these comments was an expert declaration by Dr. Arjun Makhijani regarding the proposed rule and EIS. Download the declaration.

Other related documents:

Group comments
Spent fuel pool leaks (Dave Lochbaum with Union of Concerned Scientists)
Spent fuel pool fires (Gordon Thompson with the Institute for Resource & Security Studies)
Spent fuel costs (Mark Cooper with the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School)

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Inspector General, recently issued a new report, OIG-14-A-09-Audit of NRC's Implementation of Its National Environmental Policy Act Responsibilities dated December 24, 2013. To view this report issued by the office, please click here.

To view other reports issued by The Office of the Inspector General, please click here.

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Request For Additional Information Regarding Response to Bulletin 2012-01, "Design Vulnerability In Electric Power System"

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REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH NEAR-TERM TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATION 2.3, FLOODING WALKDOWNS

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Summary of Closed Meeting Held on December 16, 2013, With Exelon Generation Company, LLC to Discuss Steam Dryer Analysis Related to Proposed Extended Power Uprate for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (TAC No. ME9631 and ME9632)

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U.S.NRC Emergency Preparedness and Response Newsletter

The Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R) News is a quarterly newsletter developed to keep you informed about recent and upcoming initiatives in the NRC Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. If you would like to be emailed new issues of the EP&R News, please sign up by sending an email to EmergencyPreparedness.Resource@nrc.gov.

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THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 -INTERIM STAFF EVALUATION AND AUDIT REPORT RELATING TO OVERALL INTEGRATED PLAN IN RESPONSE TO ORDER EA-12-049 (MITIGATION STRATEGIES) (TAC NO. MF0803)

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