Peach Bottom

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Testing finds elevated tritium at Peach Bottom

York Daily Record By BRENT BURKEY


July 10, 2009

Environmental monitoring at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station has turned up levels of a radioactive form of hydrogen six times what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is acceptable.

But Peach Bottom maintains there is no public health threat or health threat to employees at the plant.

Exelon, NRC to discuss Peach Bottom's Boraflex degradation management

JUNE 16, 2009 MEETING WITH EXELON NUCLEAR TO DISCUSS 

MANAGEMENT OF BORAFLEX DEGRADATION AT PEACH BOTTOM 

ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3, AND THE ASSOCIATED 

LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST UNDER REVIEW TO REVISE THE 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SPENT FUEL POOL K 

INFINITY VALUE. 

FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE MEETING AND HOW TO ATTEND, READ MORE. 

Fires at Peach Bottom: A History

To view a collected history of fires at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, open pdf. 

Emergency Diesel Generator Problems at Peach Bottom: A chronology

       Nuclear generating stations remain one of Pennsylvania’s largest consumers 

of foreign oil. Emergency diesel generators (EDG) at Pennsylvania’s five nuclear 

generating stations burn hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil annually. For 

example, Three Mile Island (TMI) is required to have a diesel fuel oil tank with 

sufficient minimum inventory to supply two operating emergency diesel 

generators for at least seven days. This minimum inventory is 28,285 gallons. 

This equates to each emergency diesel generator consuming about 85 gallons per 

hour of run-time. EDGs must be run about two hours per month plus one 24- 

hour run per year. These generators also must be in operation during post- 

maintenance periods and after equipment breakdowns. One EDG at TMI running 

100 hours in a year consumes 8,500 gallons of fuel.  

 
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