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AND THE SURVEY SAYS…

Thank you to the 100 residents of Middletown who participated in a disaster preparedness survey we conducted in February at the local Karn’s and Giant grocery stores. A group of Penn State University Harrisburg nursing students enrolled in the RN-to-BSN program and whose studies focus on community nursing, chose to examine disaster preparedness in Middletown.

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 In this March 31, 2009 document, Exelon reports on the status of the decommissioning fund for each of its nuclear power plants, as the company is required to do by federal code. When plants were licensed, it was required that they maintain a fund to close down and clean up a reactor site at the end of its life, or for any other reason. 

To read the report, open pdf titled "Exelon 3-3-2009": 

 

In a 2007 report, Exelon explains to the NRC how it calculated the costs of decommissioning.

To read this report, open pdf titled "Exelon 11-2007": 

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 PPL, in April 2009, requested an exemption from regualations, asking the NRC's permission to withhold from the public reports related to the costs of decommissioning the plant and the "financial assurances" required by federal law; assurances that the company has the funds to decommission the plant. 

In this letter, a PPL officer asks the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep the reports "just between the two of them." 

To read the document, open pdf: 

 

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A special Facing South investigation by Sue Sturgis

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On the 20th and 30th Anniversaries of the Exxon Valdez 

and Three Mile Island Accidents, Respectively, We Do 

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The nuclear power industry's top dog, in February 2008, explains

the industry's claims that construction of new nuclear power plants is necessary. 

 

"Good morning.  I am John Rowe.  Some of you may know me as 

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High inspection marks anger resident, who says plant's performance is not deserving

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By Diane Farsetta, Senior Researcher, Center for Media and Democracy. 

The following article appeared in the June 2008 issue of The Progressive magazine.

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 NRC APPROVES PROPOSAL TO CONTINUE DISTRIBUTING POTASSIUM IODIDE

NEAR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AS AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEASURE

 

The NRC has approved a staff recommendation to continue providing potassium iodide (KI) to states requesting it for residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of a commercial nuclear power plant. The NRC had originally authorized only a one-time distribution to states requesting the product.

 

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Three Mile Island Unit 1’s biennial exercise to evaluate the station’s emergency plan will be held Tuesday, April 14.  

Municipalities and counties within the 10-mile radius of TMI-1 will participate, staffing their emergency response centers. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Environmental Protection are also participating in the exercise.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate the exercise.

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