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Susquehana – Request for Additional Information Regarding Request for Changes to Technical Specification Surveillance Requirements 3.8.1.19 to Increase Diesel Generator E Minimum Steady State Frequency (TAC Nos. ME9609 and ME9610)

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 – Request for Additional Information Regarding Request for Changes to Technical Specification Surveillance Requirements 3.8.1.19 to Increase Diesel Generator E Minimum Steady State Frequency (TAC Nos. ME9609 and ME9610)

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Announcement

The following announcement should be of special interest to Pennsylvania Geology readers. Almost all Fourth Pennsylvania Geological Survey printed books and maps have been scanned and are now available to download as text-searchable Acrobat files. These files, as well as files for reports originally published on CD–ROMs or online, can be found through the Survey’s “Publications by Series” web page: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/publications/pgspub/index.htm.

On May 1, the sales of Pennsylvania Geological Survey printed publications (except for Special Publication 1) will cease. Until then, formal publications that are still in print can be ordered through the ShopPAHeritage.com website (https://shoppaheritage.myshopify.com/collections/conservation-and-natural-resources) and the open-file publications not yet available as a download can be ordered from the Survey (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/publications/pgspub/openfile/index.htm).
 
 
George Love
State Geologist

Fukushima Memorial Rally - March 9, 2013

 

Endorsement of Electric Power Research Institute Final Draft Report 1025287,"Seismic Evaluation Guidance"

ENDORSEMENT OF ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE FINAL DRAFT REPORT 1025287, "SEISMIC EVALUATION GUIDANCE"

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Do we wait for the river to die to call it ill?

Do we wait for the river to die to call it ill
BY JOHN MESSEDER

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission issued a report on the river this week, with a call for more reliable funding of its assigned data collection program.

“The Commission’s goal is to make water resources information and data available to the public and let that data speak for themselves, not to rate or rank conditions,” said SRBC Executive Director Paul Swartz.
The SRBC was established by Congress in 1971 in a compact that included New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland – respectively from the headwaters of the 444-mile watercourse to its ending in the Chesapeake Bay. The commission, based in Harrisburg, is charged with keeping track of the waterway, and determining how much water actually is available for use by consumers along its banks.

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Pilgrim Coalition News Update

News Update

February 2013

Blizzard Nemo Knocks Out Pilgrim; NRC Ignores Activists' Request to Close It Down Before Storm

Entergy Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station declared an emergency when it lost offsite power last Friday night, Feb. 8 as the historic winter storm hit Plymouth head-on. Pilgrim went back on line on Sunday morning, but then had to shut down again. It was restored Tuesday night, according to the Cape Cod Times.
Neither Entergy nor the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have explained the cause of the second shut down. See the NRC blog.

 

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TMI - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2012005

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1 - NRC Integrated Inspection Report 05000289/2012005

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Status of PPL’s Rate Requests, (E. Epstein, CD School Board, 2/11/13)

Status of PPL’s Rate Requests
Testimony of Eric Epstein
February 11, 2013

On October 15, 2012, Mrs. McConnell stated “1.8% of the District’s budget is devoted to servicing utility bills. On November 5, 2012, I apprised the Board that I have been litigating rate cases at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) for over 25 years, and can attest to the increased burden on property owners and senior citizens to pay monthly energy bills.

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TMI - REQUEST TO USE A PROVISION OF A LATER ADDENDA OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CODE FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (TAC NO. ME9510)

THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1 - REQUEST TO USE A PROVISION OF A LATER ADDENDA OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS CODE FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (TAC NO. ME9510)

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Waste Confidence Teleconference Meeting Summary, Transcript and Upcoming Meeting - February 2013

Greetings,

Here are a few things we would like to share with you. These documents can also be accessed on our Waste Confidence website: http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/wcd/pub-involve.html#arch.  We have documented our last public meeting:

·  January 16 teleconference status meeting summary (ADAMS Accession No. ML13032A100).

·  January 16 teleconference status meeting transcript (ADAMS Accession No. ML13029A238).

Also, we have announced our next upcoming Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting:

·  February 20 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST, Meeting Notice.

·  Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

The NRC staff will discuss the status of its development efforts related to the Waste Confidence generic environmental impact statement and rule, and provide additional background information (e.g., documents to be released, public meeting schedules) as warranted.  Interested parties are invited to participate and ask questions; however, please note that discussion in this forum will not be considered as formal comments and will not be considered in the EIS development.

Coming up, the NRC is scheduled to issue a Scoping Summary Report in early March 2013, and the Waste Confidence draft EIS is scheduled to be published in late summer or early fall 2013.  The publication of the draft EIS is another important opportunity for public participation.  The NRC will be conducting regional and webcast public meetings to discuss the conclusions in the draft EIS, and will be asking for public comments on the draft EIS.

The NRC staff will periodically send out information and updates on the Waste Confidence EIS and rulemaking via the NRC’s WCOutreach@nrc.govdistribution list.  This information will include notification of the issuance of the Scoping Summary Report and the draft EIS, as well as information on upcoming teleconferences and meetings and how to comment on the draft EIS.

Sincerely,
 
Staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Waste Confidence Directorate

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