Thursday, February 13, 2020

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2019004 and 05000278/2019004

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2019004 and 05000278/2019004

ADAMS Accession No.  ML20043C878

PBIR2019-004.pdf

TMI Units 1 and 2 - Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action Re: Exemption Request from 10 CFR 140.11(a)(4) Primary and Secondary Liability Insurance Requirements (EPID L-2020-LLE-0002)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 - Acceptance of Requested Licensing Action Re: Exemption Request from 10 CFR 140.11(a)(4) Primary and Secondary Liability Insurance Requirements (EPID L-2020-LLE-0002)

ADAMS Accession No. ML20042D454

PA DEP News Release : DEP Authorizes Work to Extinguish Lackawanna County Mine Fire and Begin Reclamation Project

DEP Newsroom

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/12/2020

CONTACT:
Colleen Connolly, DEP
570-826-2035

 
DEP Authorizes Work to Extinguish Lackawanna County Mine Fire and Begin Reclamation Project
Project will reclaim 75 acres of abandoned mine lands, extinguish underground mine fire
Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that work to extinguish the 14-year old Dolph Mine Fire in Olyphant, Lackawanna County will begin this spring. The project will eliminate a public health hazard that contributes to air pollution in the area.

The DEP recently awarded Earthmovers Unlimited, Inc. (Earthmovers) of Kylertown a $9.3 million contract for the work, known as the Sterry Creek South – Dolph Mine Fire Reclamation Project.

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Reevaluation of Cancer Incidence Near the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant: The Collision of Evidence and Assumptions

Ethics and Environmental Health | Mini-Monograph

Objectivity and Ethics in Environmental Health Science
Steve Wing
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


During the past several decades, philosophers of science and scientists themselves have become increasingly aware of the complex ways in which scientific knowledge is shaped by its social context. This awareness has called into question traditional notions of objectivity. Working scientists need an understanding of their own practice that avoids the na├»ve myth that science can become objective by avoiding social influences as well as the reductionist view that its content is determined simply by economic interests. A nuanced perspective on this process can improve research ethics and increase the capacity of science to contribute to equitable public policy, especially in areas such as environmental and occupational health, which have direct implications for profits, regulation, legal responsibility, and social justice. I discuss research into health effects of the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, as an example of how scientific explanations are shaped by social concepts, norms, and preconceptions. I describe how a scientific practice that developed under the influence of medical and nuclear physics interacted with observations
made by exposed community members to affect research questions, the interpretation of evidence, inferences about biological mechanisms in disease causation, and the use of evidence in litigation. By considering the history and philosophy of their disciplines, practicing researchers can increase the rigor, objectivity, and social responsibility of environmental health science. Keywords: cancer, chance, dose reconstruction, environmental justice, epidemiology, ionizing radiation, research ethics, significance testing, Three Mile Island. Environ Health Perspect 111:1809–1818 (2003).
doi:10.1289/ehp.6200 available via http://dx.doi.org/ [Online 19 June 2003]

Apollo Epidemiology Report - Steve Wing

Cancer Incidence in the Vicinity of the Site of
a Former Nuclear Facility Located in Apollo, Pennsylvania

A report by:

Steve Wing
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Wing Apollo Report 2014Jan6.pdf

NRC Inspection Report No. 05000289/2019010, Exelon Generation Co., LLC, Three Mile Island Unit 1, Middletown, PA

Three Mile Island Unit 1:  Inspection Report 05000289/2019010

ML20036C837

LDPR-50.2019010.pdf