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Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3 - Mid-Cycle Performance Review and Inspection Plan (Report 05000277/2013006 and 05000278/2013006)

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On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a site visit held at the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant site, near Berwick, Pennsylvania. Enclosure 1 provides a summary of the site visit. The purpose of the site visit was to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize the Indiana Bat Summer Survey Plan in order for the applicant, PPL Bell Bend, LLC, to begin surveys in May or June 2013. The data collected in the survey will be used by the NRC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the biological assessment for the project as required by the Endangered Species Act. Enclosure 2 contains the agenda for the site visit; Enclosure 3 contains an attendance sheet from the site visit; Enclosure 4 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes discussed at the beginning of the site visit; and Enclosure 5 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes that were discussed during the site visit.

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Entergy to Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee

Decision driven by sustained low power prices, high cost structure and wholesale electricity market design flaws for Vermont Yankee plant

Focus to remain on safety during remaining operation and after shutdown

New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Clarification Regarding the Timing of Submittal of a Decommissioning Funding Plan Per Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 72.30(b) for Future Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations

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

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

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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.

 

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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

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

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

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