After hours of debates, negotiation and votes, Ohio lawmakers prepared to give final approval to high-profile legislation to gut Ohio’s green-energy mandates and create large public subsidies for nuclear and coal plants.

From ABC27:

With Three Mile Island shutting down operations by Sept. 30, we’re getting details on how it will work and what it means for people living nearby.

During a public webinar Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlined the plan to shut down TMI Unit 1.

“Decommissioning a nuclear power plant is more akin to a marathon than a sprint,” NRC senior project manager Jack Parrott said.

From the York Dispatch:

Three Mile Island’s Unit 1 nuclear power reactor would not undergo cleanup for about 56 years, according to a plan outlined in a report on the plant’s decommissioning process.

The unit, owned by Exelon Generation, would cease operations permanently at the end of September, but decommissioning operations would not start until 2075 and site restoration would not begin until 2079 — 100 years after the partial meltdown at TMI Reactor 2.

From Clean Technica:

The United States’ Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has apparently “dramatically revised” its three-year forecast for changes in the country’s electrical generating capacity mix, according to the SUN DAY Campaign, with sharp declines expected for fossil fuel and nuclear generation offset by even stronger growth in renewable energy.

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I was on the line along with two employees from the PA DEP from 10:30 to 10:50 listening to dead air. Out of concern and curiosity, how long did the presentation proceed before the NRC realized the phone was not working?

Not only was the public deprived of the opportunity to ask  questions of Exelon and the NRC, but the revised slides - which were materially different - were not made available prior to the failed public broadcast.

Does this event count as an official pre-application meeting?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station license from Exelon Generation Co. to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Matt Rossi as the agency’s resident inspector at Talen Energy’s Susquehanna Steam Electric Station.

Rossi joins Senior Resident Inspector Laura Micewski at the two-unit site in Berwick, Pa.