PA DEP News Release : DEP To Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant In Luzerne County

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

06/19/2015
 
DEP To Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant In Luzerne County
 
 
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to take testimony from residents regarding an application filed by Moxie Freedom Energy, LLC of Virginia for an air quality plan approval to construct and operate a 1050-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County.
 
The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 7, from 6-9 PM at Berwick High School, 1100 Fowler Avenue, Berwick, PA, 18603.
 
“Natural gas-fired power plants are a relatively new concept in this part of the state, so it is important that residents be allowed to voice their opinions on the permitting process with projects like this one,” said Mike Bedrin, Director of DEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre.
 

PA DEP News Release : DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources for Failure to Repair Leaking Gas Well

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
06/16/2015
 
DEP Assesses $8.9 million Civil Penalty against Range Resources for Failure to Repair Leaking Gas Well

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has notified Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC, of Fort Worth, TX that it intends to assess an $8.9 million civil penalty against the company, and has directed Range Resources to prevent methane and other substances from escaping from a leaking gas well and polluting groundwater and a stream in Lycoming County.

On May 11, 2015, DEP ordered Range Resources to submit a plan to remediate the defectively cemented gas well. However, the company failed to submit a satisfactory plan that made necessary repairs to prevent further leaks and pollution.

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Act Now: Protect the most vulnerable from radiation!

Dear Mary,

ACT NOW!
Protect the most vulnerable from radiation exposure

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering rewriting its radiation exposure regulations, which currently do not protect developing children or pregnancy. These life stages are known to be uniquely vulnerable to radiation, and protecting them will protect everyone. Tell NRC to protect the most vulnerable from radiation exposure. Deadline is Monday, June 22, 2015. Read and sign the letter here  

MARCH FOR OUR CHILDREN: 6 moments from Day 1 on the road to the Statehouse

MARCH FOR OUR CHILDREN: 6 moments from Day 1 on the road to the Statehouse

Follow the first day of the four-day "March for Our Children," organized by Massachusetts Downwinders, “a collaborative of individuals and groups across New England and beyond, sharing ideas, actions and support for the closing of Entergy's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.” The walk culminates Tuesday with a 1 p.m. rally at the Statehouse.

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Pilgrim Report Released

June 8, 2015: Groups call on EPA and DEP to terminate Pilgrim’s water permit

On June 8, 2015, a state-wide coalition of twenty-four public health and environmental groups issued a call to state and federal regulators to terminate Entergy’s Clean Water Act permit for its outdated “once through” cooling water system.

The groups’ request is based on a new report documenting Pilgrim’s destruction of marine life and pollution of Cape Cod Bay. With the report, Cape Cod Bay Watch released thousands of pages of internal agency documents exposing the fallacy of Entergy’s “permit” that allows the pollution to continue.  All documents are available below

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More taxpayer billions for another nuclear power plant on the Susquehanna River?

PPL has submitted an application to construct and operate a new nuclear power plant at its Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant site along the Susquehanna River in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pa.

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The NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] staff's preliminary environmental recommendation is that the license could be issued....

The ... conclusions are cursory, fatally flawed, and reek of regulatory negligence. There is no approved reactor design. There is no approved consumptive water use permit. There is no money.

TMI-Alert will request a formal audit by the Government Accountability Office to determine if regulatory collusion and willful manipulation of data has taken place....

PPL ... needs a federal subsidy of $4.5 billion or 80% of the projected cost of the project. This "nuclear loan" is guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury (that is - taxpayers), and the real cost, based on overruns in Florida and Texas, is actually $10 billion!

-- From testimony given before the NRC by Eric Epstein, Chairman, TMI-Alert, Harrisburg, Pa. A copy of his June 4, 2015 document is attached.

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Why build another plant if we still havent solved the issue of where the waste is going to go?

-- Eric Epstein quoted in Power plant owner moves forward with plans for reactor, by Elizabeth Skrapits, at this June 5, 2015  site of Hazelton, Pa.s Standard Speaker:

http://standardspeaker.com/news/power-plant-owner-moves-forward-with-plans-for-reactor-1.1893430

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For more information about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and submitting comments (by July 7, 2015) on the PPL application, go to this website:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2008-0603-0028

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DEP RTK Requests: Re: Conflict of Interests & Exelon Nuclear

June 3, 2015

Mr. Eric Epstein
Rock the Capital
4100 Hillsdale Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

 

Re:     Right-to-Know Request Number 1400-15-150

 

Dear Mr. Epstein:

 

On May 27, 2015, the open-records officer of the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) received your written request for records. The Department is responding to your request under the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. **67.101 - 67.3104 (RTKL)

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TMIA's Testimony: Re: Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant

 

Three Mile Island Alert Inc.'s Testimony Re: Federal Register Volume 80, Number 76 (Tuesday, April 21, 2015) [Notices] [Pages 22231-22232] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printin Office [FR Document No: 2015-09274]

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

June 4, 2015

 

Bloomsburg, Pa.

 

NUREG - 2179, "Draft Evironmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Combined Licenses for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant." The draft EIS will be available on Regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2008-0603

 

[Docket No. 52-039; NRC-2008-0603]

 

Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant

 

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 & 2 - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting on June 11, 2015

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 & 2 - Notice of Annual Assessment Meeting on June 11, 2015

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Three Mile Island Siren Test News Release

Contact:    Ralph DeSantis
                 Three Mile Island Generation Station

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TMI EMERGENCY SIREN TEST SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 4

Sirens to sound for three minutes at 12:15 p.m.
LONDONDERRY TWP, PA (June 1, 2015) — Exelon Generation will conduct its semi-annual, full volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding Three Mile Island Generating Station on Thursday, June 4 at approximately 12:15 p.m. This is one of two semi-annual tests scheduled for June and December each year.

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