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Gundersen: Three Mile Island Rad Releases 100 To 1,000 Times Greater Than Gov't., Industry Admit, Plant Insider Says Releases At Least Hundreds Of Times Higher Than Official Statements

[... Three Mile Island] Plant operator Metropolitan Edison’s in-house health physics staff fled after the incident began, so responsibility for monitoring radioactive emissions went to a private contractor called Rad Services.

The company immediately hired Randall Thompson to serve as the health physics technician in charge of monitoring radioactive emissions, while Joy Thompson got a job monitoring radiation doses to TMI workers.

What the Thompsons say they found out during their time inside TMI suggests radiation releases from the plant were hundreds if not thousands of times higher than the government and industry have acknowledged — high enough to cause the acute health effects documented in people living near the plant but that have been dismissed by the industry and the government as impossible given official radiation dose estimates. [...]

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Hope Creek Generating Station, Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3 - Request for Additional Information Re: Decommissioning Funding Status Report (TAC No. MF2202; MF2227; MF2228)

Hope Creek Generating Station, Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3 - Request for Additional Information Re: Decommissioning Funding Status Report (TAC No. MF2202; MF2227; MF2228)

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Commission Approves Publication of Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic EIS

Greetings —

Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved—subject to certain changes that the NRC staff must make—publication of the proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement.  The Commission’s instructions to staff, in the form of a Staff Requirements Memorandum, are available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/commission/srm/2013/2013-0061srm.pdf (ADAMS No. ML13217A358).

The NRC staff will now make the changes directed by the Commission and will publish the proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement in September for public comment.  The NRC staff will notify members of this e-mail list when publication occurs.

The Commission-review versions of the proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement are available at http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/wcd.html.  When the staff publishes the proposed rule and draft generic EIS—with changes as directed by the Commission—the staff will post both documents to the Waste Confidence webpage.  The staff will also post versions of the documents that identify the changes the NRC staff made in response to the Commission’s Staff Requirements Memorandum.

 

Public Outreach Update

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the Waste Confidence Directorate held an “NRC Chat.”  Please visit http://chat.nrc-gateway.gov/2013/07/15/waste-confidence/ to view the discussion.

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT, the Waste Confidence Directorate will hold a status teleconference.  To participate, please dial 1-800-857-2553, and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.  Please dial in 5 minutes before the start time so that all participants can be connected before the teleconference begins.  The meeting notice is available at http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1320/ML13205A393.pdf (ADAMS No. ML13205A393) for more information. 

Thank you for your interest in the Waste Confidence environmental review and rulemaking, and we look forward to your participation in the status teleconference on August 14th.

 

Sincerely,

Staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Waste Confidence Directorate

A devastating critique of the NRC's recent spent nuclear fuel pool consequence study

August 1, 2013

Cindy Bladey, Chief
Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch, Office of Administration U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D.C. 20555-0001

 

SUBJECT: Comments on Draft Consequence Study, NRC-2013-013

 

Dear Ms. Bladey:

In response to NRC’s notice at 78 Fed. Reg. 39,781 (July 2, 2013), I am enclosing the Declaration of 1 August 2013 by Gordon R. Thompson: Comments on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Draft Consequence Study of a Beyond-Design-Basis Earthquake Affecting the Spent Fuel Pool for a US Mark I Boiling Water Reactor. Dr. Thompson’s comments are sponsored by the following environmental organizations: Beyond Nuclear, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Citizens Allied for Safe Energy, Don’t Waste Michigan, Ecology Party of Florida, Friends of the Coast, Friends of the Earth, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions, Green States Solutions, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, NC WARN, Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, New England Coalition, No Nukes Pennsylvania, Nuclear Energy Information Service, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Nuclear Watch South, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Public Citizen, Riverkeeper, SEED Coalition, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Online Reference Portal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Review of Fukushima Near Term Task Force Related Documents

Online Reference Portal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Review of Fukushima Near Term Task Force Related Documents

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GPU NUCLEAR, lNC., THREE MILE ISLAND STATION, UNIT 2 - NRC I NSPECTION REPORT 05000320/2013008

GPU NUCLEAR, lNC., THREE MILE ISLAND STATION, UNIT 2 - NRC I NSPECTION REPORT 05000320/201 300

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Nuclear Watchdog Group Says the Results of a Hostile Action Drill at Three Mile Island are Grievously Misleading

 

Contact: Scott Portzline - Three Mile Island Alert 717-232-8863

Nuclear Watchdog Group Says the Results of a Hostile Action Drill at Three Mile Island are Grievously Misleading

Three Mile Island Station Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 5000289/2013003

THREE MILE ISLAND STATION, UNIT 1 – NRC INTEGRATED INSPECTION REPORT 5000289/2013003

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THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1: NRC TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION 2201/004, “INSPECTION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CYBER SECURITY MILESTONES 1-7,” REPORT 05000289/2013404

THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1:  NRC TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION 2201/004, “INSPECTION OF IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CYBER SECURITY MILESTONES 1-7,” REPORT 05000289/2013404

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Summary of June 17, 2013, Meeting with Exelon to Discuss Recent Once-Through Steam Generator Tube-to-Tube Wear at Three Mile Island, Unit 1 (TAC No. MF1787)

Summary of June 17, 2013, Meeting with Exelon to Discuss Recent Once-Through Steam Generator Tube-to-Tube Wear at Three Mile Island, Unit 1 (TAC No. MF1787)

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