Friday, October 6, 2017

NRC Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: II-17-044 September 8, 2017
Contact: Roger Hannah, 404-997-4417
Joey Ledford, 404-997-4416

NRC Preparing for Hurricane Irma

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami and the St. Lucie nuclear plant on the east coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. The NRC expects to activate its regional incident response center in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday as the agency prepares for the effects of the hurricane on those nuclear plants and other NRC- licensed facilities near the path of the storm.

The Turkey Point plant staff declared an unusual event, the lowest of the NRC emergency classifications, late Thursday evening when a hurricane warning was issued for South Florida. The NRC expects the St. Lucie plant staff to also declare an unusual event when that plant site is included in an expanded hurricane warning area.

In preparing for Hurricane Irma, the staff at Turkey Point, St. Lucie and other plants in the Southeast are working through severe weather procedures, including ensuring that all loose debris and equipment has been removed or secured and conducting walk-downs of important systems and equipment.

The NRC is satisfied that these actions will adequately protect the public during this hurricane.
NRC inspectors are verifying that all of the preparations have been completed, and the plants’ emergency diesel generators are available to be used if the storm affects off-site power supplies.

The NRC has additional inspectors in Florida now, and is also prepared to dispatch region- based inspectors or inspectors from unaffected plants to other sites in the region, should it become necessary.

From the NRC Region II incident response center in Atlanta, NRC staff members will monitor Hurricane Irma while remaining in contact with plant operators, NRC on-site inspectors, the NRC’s headquarters operations center, and state emergency officials in Florida and other potentially affected states.

The NRC inspectors will remain at the nuclear plant sites and the incident response center will remain staffed until the agency is assured that the storm no longer poses a risk to these facilities.

For more information on NRC’s response to Hurricane Irma please visit NRC’s Blog.

New Edition of NRC Information Digest Now Available Online

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: 17-039 September 6, 2017
CONTACT: Ivonne Couret, 301-415-8200

New Edition of NRC Information Digest Now Available Online

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its 2017-2018 edition of the Information Digest, which describes the agency's responsibilities and activities and provides general information on nuclear-related topics. This edition, NUREG-1350, Volume 29, is intended to serve as a quick reference to major facts about the agency and the industry it regulates, in an easy-to-use format that includes visual aids.

The Information Digest is published annually and is available electronically on the

In addition, a print or CD copy will be available in November 2017, upon written request to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Administration, Publications Branch, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001. Requests can also be sent by email to distribution.resource@nrc.gov, or by fax to 301-415-2289.

Peach Bottom: Security Inspection Report 05000277/2017403 and 05000278/2017403

Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Security Inspection Report 05000277/2017403 and 05000278/2017403
ADAMS Accession No.  ML17248A190

TMIA to Screen the "Atomic States of America" at the Midtown on September 19, 2017

Three Mile Island Alert
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
 
 N E W S   R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release        Eric Epstein, (717)-635-8615
             epstein@efmr.org

   The Atomic States of America to Play at the      
Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg

The directors of a documentary that garnered rave reviews 
at the Sundance Film Festival will bring their film to Harrisburg’s 
Midtown Cinema on Tuesday September 19, 2017. The event
is sponsored  by Three Mile Island Alert (tmia.com).

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor 
communities around the country to provide a comprehensive 
exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power and to 
investigate the truths and myths about  nuclear energy. The film 
introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue
for decades, including community advocates, journalists, physicists, 
nuclear engineers, NRC inspectors, and former government officials. 

Among those planning to attend include co-directors Don Argott
 and Sheena M. Joyce, and David A. Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear 
Safety Project for  the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Midtown Cinema.
 
  
WHAT: Showing of the film The Atomic States of America.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 , 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg.


Synopsis:

In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant 
construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and 
America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new 
life. The Atomic States of America takes the viewer on a journey to reactor 
communities around the country, and seeks to explore the truths and myths
 of nuclear power. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds 
of Braidwood, IL, this film introduces the viewer to people who have been 
on the front lines of this issue for decades. 


Begun more than a year before  the disaster in Japan, the deeply investigated
documentary gains a unique  before and after perspective, and includes 
interviews with - Nuclear  Regulatory  Commission inspectors, community 
advocates, investigative  journalists,renowned physicists, nuclear engineers,
 and former government leaders. As the nation stands at the crossroads 
of the Nuclear Renaissance,  The Atomic States of America seeks to inspire
an honest dialogue about  whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.

Run time: 1hr 32min

TMIA to Screen the "Atomic States of America" at the Midtown on September 19, 2017

Three Mile Island Alert
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
 
 N E W S   R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release        Eric Epstein, (717)-635-8615
             epstein@efmr.org

   The Atomic States of America to Play at the      
Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg

The directors of a documentary that garnered rave reviews 
at the Sundance Film Festival will bring their film to Harrisburg’s 
Midtown Cinema on Tuesday September 19, 2017. The event
is sponsored  by Three Mile Island Alert (tmia.com).

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor 
communities around the country to provide a comprehensive 
exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power and to 
investigate the truths and myths about  nuclear energy. The film 
introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue
for decades, including community advocates, journalists, physicists, 
nuclear engineers, NRC inspectors, and former government officials. 

Among those planning to attend include co-directors Don Argott
 and Sheena M. Joyce, and David A. Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear 
Safety Project for  the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Midtown Cinema.
 
  
WHAT: Showing of the film The Atomic States of America.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 , 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg.


Synopsis:

In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant 
construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and 
America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new 
life. The Atomic States of America takes the viewer on a journey to reactor 
communities around the country, and seeks to explore the truths and myths
 of nuclear power. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds 
of Braidwood, IL, this film introduces the viewer to people who have been 
on the front lines of this issue for decades. 


Begun more than a year before  the disaster in Japan, the deeply investigated
documentary gains a unique  before and after perspective, and includes 
interviews with - Nuclear  Regulatory  Commission inspectors, community 
advocates, investigative  journalists,renowned physicists, nuclear engineers,
 and former government leaders. As the nation stands at the crossroads 
of the Nuclear Renaissance,  The Atomic States of America seeks to inspire
an honest dialogue about  whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.

Run time: 1hr 32min

TMIA to Screen the "Atomic States of America" at the Midtown on September 19, 2017

Three Mile Island Alert
315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
 
 N E W S   R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release        Eric Epstein, (717)-635-8615
             epstein@efmr.org

   The Atomic States of America to Play at the      
Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg

The directors of a documentary that garnered rave reviews 
at the Sundance Film Festival will bring their film to Harrisburg’s 
Midtown Cinema on Tuesday September 19, 2017. The event
is sponsored  by Three Mile Island Alert (tmia.com).

The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor 
communities around the country to provide a comprehensive 
exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power and to 
investigate the truths and myths about  nuclear energy. The film 
introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue
for decades, including community advocates, journalists, physicists, 
nuclear engineers, NRC inspectors, and former government officials. 

Among those planning to attend include co-directors Don Argott
 and Sheena M. Joyce, and David A. Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear 
Safety Project for  the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Midtown Cinema.
 
  
WHAT: Showing of the film The Atomic States of America.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 , 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg.


Synopsis:

In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant 
construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and 
America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new 
life. The Atomic States of America takes the viewer on a journey to reactor 
communities around the country, and seeks to explore the truths and myths
 of nuclear power. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds 
of Braidwood, IL, this film introduces the viewer to people who have been 
on the front lines of this issue for decades. 


Begun more than a year before  the disaster in Japan, the deeply investigated
documentary gains a unique  before and after perspective, and includes 
interviews with - Nuclear  Regulatory  Commission inspectors, community 
advocates, investigative  journalists,renowned physicists, nuclear engineers,
 and former government leaders. As the nation stands at the crossroads 
of the Nuclear Renaissance,  The Atomic States of America seeks to inspire
an honest dialogue about  whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.

Run time: 1hr 32min

PEACH BOTTOM: INSPECTION (REPORT 05000277/2017005 AND 05000278/2017005)

UPDATED INSPECTION PLAN FOR PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC
POWER STATION UNITS 2 AND 3 (REPORT 05000277/2017005 AND
05000278/2017005)
 
ADAMS Accession No.  ML17236A030