Decommissioning testimony & studies
All nuclear decommissioning studies rely on similar assumptions supplied
by TLG Industries which is owned and operated by Entergy. TLG continues to
base decommissioning estimates on “field” studies (1) extrapolated from small,
minimally contaminated, and/or prematurely shutdown nuclear reactors.
These estimates are based on Base Rate Case proceedings before the Pennsylvania
Public Utility Commission (“PA PUC”). TLG Industries current estimates have
increased three fold since 1995. The 1995 predictions witnessed a similar
increase when compared to TLG’s 1990 assessments.
To read the full TMIA report, open pdf:
Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. (“TMIA”) is a safe-energy organization based
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and founded in 1977. TMIA monitors the Peach
Bottom Atomic Power Station, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, and the
Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. TMIA has been actively involved
with issues pertaining to nuclear decommissioning since the March 1979
accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) Unit-2 forced the premature shutdown of the
reactor with no decommissioning funding in place.
To read TMIA's testimony, open pdf.
In accordance with 10 CFR 50.75, "Reporting and recordkeeping for decommissioning
planning," paragraph (f)(1), Exelon Generation Company, LLC (EGC) and AmerGen
Energy Company, LLC (AmerGen) are submitting a report on the status of
decommissioning funding for the reactors owned by EGC and AmerGen.
Open pdf to read the full report.
By Eric Epstein
"My party, the Republican party, is too deep in bed with the coal, oil and electric utility industries to remember its free market principles."
-Jim Rubens, former state senator from Hanover, New Hampshire
Federal legislation passed by Congress spells the demise of the free enterprise system as a means to address our energy problems. Remember when Republicans were welded to the notion that entrepreneurs should decide what constitutes the most prudent investment? Wasn’t it yesterday that conservatives proclaimed that the market is best suited to determine what technology should move America forward?