Friday, January 20, 2017

Susquehanna Units 1 and 2-NRC Initial Operator Licensing Examination Report

05000387/2016301 AND 05000388/2016301

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Letter of Concern Regarding November 21st Decision

Introduction: It is circumstantial; however, public documentation regarding the Riverstone Holdings LLC takeover of Talen Energy on more than one occasion indicated that no operational changes were included in the $14 per share buy-out deal noted above and in previous posts. Yet in less than six months, within hours of the deal and license was secured, Riverstone Holdings LLC/Talen Energy removed a $70 million capital authorization for the Montour Steam Electric Plant conversion to gas. Is this a coincidence? The Securities and Exchange Commission knew, NRC knew, the CEO knew, yet it appears that the public was misled. Is this turn of events, i.e., that which might have prompted Riverstone Holdings LLC/Talen Energy to force SUNSI security, fraudulent? Will there be other cases such as this in our near future?

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Three Mile Island Unit 1 Returns to Full Power

Ralph DeSantis
Three Mile Island Generating Station
717-948-8930 (office)
717-580-0626 (mobile)

for immediate release

Three Mile Island Unit 1 Returns to Full Power

LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, PA (Dec. 13, 2016) – Three Mile Island Unit 1 returned to full power at 11:46 p.m. on Dec. 12 after plant personnel successfully performed maintenance on one of several pumps that provide water to the reactor. The unit was taken off line on Thursday, Dec. 1.      

Three Mile Island is located 12 miles south of Harrisburg, Pa. in Dauphin County. The plant produces enough carbon-free electricity for more than 800,000 homes. TMI makes a significant impact on the central Pennsylvania economy, including injecting more than $60 million per year through salaries paid to employees. Join us on Twitter and You Tube.
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Letter of Concern Regarding Due Process

I began my review of Talen Energy, prior to October 2016, regarding SSES cask storage requirements, and later grew concerned when discussions of License Transfer, Talen Energy to Riverstone Holdings LLC and ownership changes became public. During my analysis, I became aware that the ethics of these companies might be suspect, and that their business practices, as demonstrated by their actions, could affect their ability to effectively manage SSES safely over the life of the license; thus affecting the health and safety of the greater Berwick, PA community. In October, I notified NRC that I would undertake a review of relevant, public documents, requested a public hearing and requested SUNSI documentation. I estimated then that I would invest about ninety days of work to complete my assessment and that I would keep the NRC updated as my review continued. I continue my review. I am disappointed in the NRC decision to deny my standing regarding SSES License Transfer, and the absence of a public hearing. I believe this to be denial of due process.