Testimony of Eric Epstein Re: Three Mile Island, Unit 2, (TMI-2) Post-Shutdown Decommissiong Activities Report (PSDAR) August 28, 2014
two years after submitting the certification of permanent closure to
the NRC,* nuclear power plants are required to file a post-shutdown
decommissioning activities report ("PSDAR"). GPU Nuclear Inc., ("GPU")
te plant's owner, neglected to do that by the required date of September
14, 1995. On February 13, 2013, over seventeen years after the Report
was due and thirty years after GPU caused a meldown, the NRC decided to
give TMI-2 the benefit of the doubt. The NRC stated, "..after reviewing
the circumstances for the company's failure to submit a PSDAR." the NRC
downgraded the Security Level III violation to a slap on the wrist and
issued a non-cited notice of violation.
This is like being awarded a Ph.D. for flunking out of first grade.
Thank goodness the NRC is not a probation officer.