Folks:
 
The enclosed notice from the NRC serves to close out the TMI-1 LAR case eliminating  off site evacuation equipment, funding to local communities, KI distribution, and radiation 
monitoring. Off site emergency planning at Three Mile Island will disappear in January, 2021.Neither Dauphin County or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania opposed the phase out of emergency planning or elimination of funding.
 
The TMI-2 license transfer case is active, but there has been no action by theNuclear Regulatory Commission.If the NRC rules against TMIA's Petition, we have ten days to Appeal to the NRC. If an Appeal is necessary, but unsuccessful, an Appeal can be filed in federal court. TMI-Alert is prepared to file Appeals.
 
The NRC staff is not a party in the TMI-2 case, but reserved the right to file comments. The case pits TMI-Alert, founded in 1977 and based in Harrisburg, vs. TMI-2 Solutions, a newly-minyed LLC based in Utah and incorporated in Delaware.Though the transfer of $890 million in rate payers funds is being contemplated, the PA PUC had declined to advocate on behalf of Pennsylvania ratepayers.
 
The DEP has dropped out of the case.The parameters of the proposed "advisory panel" negotiated between the DEP, and the Utah-based company have not been publicly distributed or vetted. In essence, the public has been excluded from a discussion on the creation a "public panel."
 
Peach Bottom's refueling, despite COVID, will begin in mid-October, and bring well over 1,000 people from out of state into southern York County. Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine have not opposed the aggregation of out of  state workers in a confined nuclear power plant. The NRC will "monitor" refueling from "remote locations"
in Bethesda and Washington.
 
TMIA's comments, along with 85 safe-energy organizations to Vice President Pence relating to COVID and refueling are enclosed. Please refer to the problems at Limerick in Pennsylvania in the spring, pp.3-4.
 
Be well and stay safe,
 
Eric Epstein, Chairman
Three Mile Island Alert, Inc.
 
717-979-8767
 
--
Hello Mr. Epstein,
 
Jennifer Borges conveyed to me your question about whether the public will be given the opportunity to request a hearing on the recent environmental assessment for the TMI emergency planning exemptions that NRC published in the Federal Register on Sept. 22, 2020. The answer is that the public has previously been given notice and opportunity to request a hearing on the license amendment request associated with these emergency planning exemptions. The earlier Federal Register notice, published on Sept. 10, 2019, can be found at 84 Fed. Reg. 47,542.
 
If you would like to discuss this further, I am working from home and I can be reached either via email or on my cell phone at 202-743-2586.
 
Stay safe,
 
Kayla Gamin
Acting Deputy Assistant General Counsel for New Reactor Programs, OGC/NRC
 

Expected US Nuclear Plant Refueling Outages in 2020

Plant

City

State

Company

Approx. Start

Browns Ferry

Athens

AL

Tennesee Valley Authority

Mid Feb

Grand Gulf

Port Gibson

MS

Entergy

Mid Feb

Brunswick

Southport

NC

Duke Energy Progress

Late Feb

David Besse

Oak Harbor

OH

First Energy

Late Feb

Byron

Byron

IL

Exelon

Early Mar

Nine Mile

Oswego

NY

Exelon

Early Mar

Vogtle

Augusta

GA

Southern Nuclear Operating Co.

Early Mar

South Texas Project

Wadsworth

TX

STP Nuclear Operating Co.

Early Mar

Arkansas Nuclear One

Russellville

AR

Entergy

Early Mar

Point Beach

Two Rivers

WI

NextEra (FPL)

Early Mar

Salem

Hancocks Bridge

NJ

PSEG

Early Mar

Fermi

Frenchtown Charter Twp.

MI

DTE Energy

Mid Mar

McGuire

Huntersville

NC

Duke Energy Progress

Mid Mar

Susquehanna

Berwick

PA

Talen Energy

Mid Mar

Sequoyah

Soddy Daisy

TN

Tennesee Valley Authority

Late Mar

Beaver Valley

Shippingport

PA

First Energy

Late Mar

Limerick

Pottstown

PA

Exelon

Late Mar

Quad Cities

Cordova

IL

Exelon

Late Mar

Turkey Point

Florida City

FL

Florida Power & Light

Late Mar

Seabrook

Seabrook

NH

NextEra Energy

Early Apr

Salem

Hancocks Bridge

NJ

PSEG

Early Apr

Palo Verde

Tonopah

AZ

Arizona Public Service Co.

Early Apr

Comanche Peak

Glen Rose

TX

Luminant

Early Apr

Ginna

Ontario

NY

Exelon

Early Apr

Oconee

Seneca

SC

Duke Energy

Early Apr

VC Summer

Jenkinsville

SC

Dominion Energy

Early Apr

Millstone

Waterford

CT

Dominion Energy

Early Apr

Braidwood

Braceville

IL

Exelon

Mid Apr

Watts Bar

Spring City

TN

Tennesee Valley Authority

Mid Apr

Catawba

York

SC

Duke Energy

Early May

Surry

Surry

VA

Dominion Energy

Early May

Indian Point

Buchanan

NY

Entergy

Early May

Palisades

Covert

MI

Entergy

Late Aug

North Anna

Mineral

VA

Dominion Energy

Early Sep

Robinson

Hartsville

SC

Duke Energy Progress

Early Sep

Vogtle

Augusta

GA

Southern Nuclear Operating Co.

Early Sep

Fitzpatrick

Oswego

NY

Exelon

Early Sep

Prairie Island

Welch

MN

Northern States Power

Early Sep

DC Cook

Bridgman

MI

AEP

Mid Sep

McGuire

Huntersville

NC

Duke Energy

Mid Sep

Cooper

Brownville

NE

Nebraska Public Power District

Mid Sep

Waterford

Killona

LA

Entergy

Mid Sep

Point Beach

Two Rivers

WI

NextEra (FPL)

Early Oct

Salem

Hancocks Bridge

NJ

PSEG

Early Oct

Palo Verde

Tonopah

AZ

Arizona Public Service Co.

Early Oct

Browns Ferry

Athens

AL

Tennesee Valley Authority

Early Oct

Diablo Canyon

Avila Beach

CA

Pacific Gas & Electric

Early Oct

Callaway

Fulton

MO

Ameren

Early Oct

Byron

Byron

IL

Exelon

Early Oct

Turkey Point

Florida City

FL

Florida Power & Light

Early Oct

Farley

Dothan

AL

southern Nuclear Operating Co.

Early Oct

Gomanche Peak

Glen Rose

TX

Luminant

Early Oct

Peach Bottom

Delta

PA

Exelon

Mid Oct

Millstone

Waterford

CT

Dominion Energy

Mid Oct

Watts Bar

Spring City

TN

Tennesee Valley Authority

Mid Oct

Duane Arnold

Palo

IA

NextEra Energy

Late Oct

Source: Nuclear Energy Institute

Document Title: DG 1373 RG 1.240 Federal Register Notice - Fresh and Spent Fuel Pool Criticality Analyses
Document Type: Federal Register Notice
Document Date: 09/02/2020

SUBJECT: THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT RELATED TO REQUEST FOR EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN EMERGENCY PLANNING REQUIREMENTS (EPID L-2019-LLE-0016)

ADAMS Accession Number: ML20237F337

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-046 September 16, 2020
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
 
NRC Schedules Webinars to Present Environmental Findings on Proposed Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility in Texas
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold four webinars in October to present its draft environmental findings and receive comments on Interim Storage Partners’ proposed consolidated spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Andrews County, Texas.
 
The NRC remains committed to opportunities for the public to inform the agency’s decisions related to its draft Environmental Impact Statement on the ISP proposal. In 2017, the NRC staff held two webinars and two in-person meetings in Texas and New Mexico. This fall, the agency planned similar public meetings; however, in-person meetings during the comment period will not be possible because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
 
Information for the webinars will be posted on the NRC’s Public Meetings webpage. They will be held at different times of the day to maximize opportunities for the public to participate. The webinars are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Oct. 6 from 2-5 p.m.; Oct. 8 from 6-9 p.m.; and Oct. 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All times are Eastern.
 
The draft EIS for ISP’s proposed consolidated interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility was published in May for a 120-day public comment period, which has been extended because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, for a total comment period of 180 days.
 
Comments will be accepted through Nov. 3, including by mail to the Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; email at WCS_CISF_EIS@nrc.gov; and posting online at the federal government’s rulemaking website, using Docket ID NRC-2016-0231. Information regarding the NRC’s review of the ISP application is available on the NRC website, including the draft EIS, reader’s guides in English and Spanish, and a detailed explanation of how to submit comments.
 
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Senior Reactor and Reactor Operator Initial License Examinations

ADAMS Accession No.  ML20261H403
 
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Senior Reactor and Reactor Operator Initial License Examinations

ADAMS Accession No.  ML20261H398
$$$ SECY-20-0074: Valuing Nonfatal Cancer Risks in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Docketed 8/27/2020 

 

Document Title:
SECY-20-0074: Valuing Nonfatal Cancer Risks in Cost-Benefit Analysis
Document Type:
Commission SECY Paper
Document Date:
08/12/2020
N2
ZOOM WEBINAR: 
Security & Nuclear Power, 9/28, 8 pm ET
 
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. using hijacked commercial aircraft heightened security concerns around the nuclear power industry. The hijackers flew flight training missions over New York’s Indian Point nuclear power station. United Flight 99 crashed just 130 miles from Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power station.
 
Nuclear security concerns include criminal and military-style acts -- armed intrusion, vehicles or missiles carrying explosives, and insider sabotage -- targeting operating nuclear stations or radioactive materials including nuclear waste. 
 
Three Mile Island Alert security consultant Scott Portzline is hosting a Zoom webinar on this topic Monday, September 28 at 8PM ET. Register

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