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Also, the SRBC's decision to reduce the amount of water TMI-1
can withdraw from the Susquehanna River is due this Thursday.
TMI's permit expired in October, 2021. Constellation is
asking only for enough waterer to cleanup TMI-1. 
 
TMI-2's water permit lapsed in the 1990s, and they have not 
applied for water use rights. TMI-2 has no access to river 
water at this time.
 
TMI-Alert is the only entity which has offered testimony 
on Section 401 Clean Water Certification, and argued
against dumping radioactive, cleanup water into the
Susquehanna River. The DEP has remained silent. 
TMIA has litigated water use cases at the NRC and the 
SRBC dating back to 2020.
 
Happy Holidays,
 
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
No: 22-051 December 12, 2022
CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs, 301-415-8200
 
NRC Announces David Pelton as New Director, Office of Enforcement
 
The NRC announced today the selection of David (Dave) L. Pelton as the new director of the Office of Enforcement, effective Jan. 1, 2023, replacing Mark Lombard, who will retire at end of the year following nearly 20 years of federal government service.
 
The NRC Office of Enforcement supports the NRC mission by developing and overseeing policies and programs for enforcement and allegations. The OE director also oversees staff managing the Differing Professional Opinion Program and the agency’s non-concurrence process.
 
“Dave is an extremely talented person, bringing a wide range of technical and leadership experience to this important agency position,” said Executive Director for Operations Daniel H. Dorman. “His time spent working both in the headquarters and in the regions has given him a keen understanding of our critical work at a variety of levels.”
 
Dorman praised the outgoing Lombard, stating that, “Mark has been a highly effective leader for decades, most recently his unprecedented role in leading the NRC task force that responded to the Covid-19 global pandemic. He is extremely well respected by his peers and his contributions will not be forgotten.”
 
Pelton currently serves as the Region II Deputy Regional Administrator in Atlanta. He began his career at the NRC in 1997 as a Region III resident inspector. Pelton held progressively responsible positions, to include working in the region as a Region III senior operator licensing examiner; senior resident inspector in Region I; executive technical assistant in the Office of the EDO, and a variety of branch chief positions in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. He is a 2016 graduate of the NRC’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
 
Before joining the NRC, Pelton worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the Division of Nuclear Test Engineering and the Division of Nuclear Performance Assessment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
 
November 30, 2022  Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Security Baseline Inspection Report 05000387/2022403 and 05000388/2022403
 
Epstein Petition for Leave to Intervene & Hearing Request at the NRC; Re: Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC. Bankruptcy of Talen Energy Corporation, (Final copy, 11/28/22)
 
November 30, 2022    Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 2 - Final Significance Determination of a White Finding with Assessment Follow-Up and Notice of Violation; Inspection Report 05000277/2022090
 
Epstein Petition for Leave to Intervene and Hearing Request at the NRC; Re: Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC. Bankruptcy of Talen Energy Corporation, (11/28/22)
 
 
DOE rejects Palisades application for funds to restart
Palisades Nuclear Generating Station is pictured during a tour earlier this fall.
 
Don Campbell / HP staff
COVERT — Holtec International's bid to restart Palisades Nuclear Power Plant has been rejected, ending any hopes of bringing the plant back online.
 
The nuclear planting decommissioning company learned on Friday its application for Department of Energy civil nuclear credits had been denied, said Pat O'Brien, director of government affairs and communications.
 
“We appreciate the consideration that the Department of Energy (DOE) put into our application for the Civilian Nuclear Credit program. We fully understood that what we were attempting to do, re-starting a shuttered nuclear plant, would be both a challenge and a first for the nuclear industry," he said in a prepared statement. "While the DOE’s decision is not the outcome many had hoped for, we entered this process committed to working with our federal, state, and community partners to see if the plant could be repowered to return to service as a provider of safe, reliable, and carbon-free generation."
 
O'Brien said site workers and company stakeholders had also been notified on Friday, prior to alerting media. He did not comment on why the application, submitted in September, was rejected. The Department of Energy did not immediately respond for comment. 
 
Decommissioning has already begun, but everything done thus far has been reversible, plant officials said, in the case the plant was able to reopen. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated $6 billion to prolong the lives of nuclear power plants closing for economic and not safety reasons. Palisades is licensed to operate through 2031.
 
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threw her support behind reopening Palisades in April, calling the plant a source of carbon-free energy and union jobs. Before shutting down two weeks early in May, the plant employed more than 600 people. Now, only about a third remain at the plant.
 
The plant faced an uphill battle to reopen, as two-thirds of its workforce had left, no fuel had been ordered and Holtec was not licensed to operate a plant. To be successful, the company would have had to partner with a third party with an operating license.
 
Holtec remains focused on decommissioning Palisades, O'Brien said, a process which will take about 19 years. 
 
"As we have said, both before acquiring Palisades and since taking ownership, Holtec remains committed to helping the nuclear and energy industries meet challenges and find solutions here in Michigan and across the country. That commitment remains as our employees focus on the safe and timely decommissioning of Palisades to allow for potential reuse," O'Brien said in a prepared statement. "Our thanks to our team at Palisades who are leading its decommissioning and for whom the health and safety of our community remain the highest priority.”
 
Holtec officially acquired the plant from Entergy Inc., who has since vacated the merchant nuclear power business, in July. The decommissioning company has said small modular reactors, like at their Oyster Creek facility, remain a possibility for Palisades, especially given strong community support for nuclear energy. Additionally, developers have expressed a lot of interest in the nearly 500-acre site along the lakeshore.
 
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Subject: Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Request for Withholding Information from Public Disclosure (EPID L-2022-LLM-0003)
 
ADAMS Accession No.: ML22307A165
 
 
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Subject: Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Request for Withholding Information from Public Disclosure (EPID L-2019-PMP-0064)
 
ADAMS Accession No.: ML22311A053
 
 
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