A couple pieces of Good News. 5/9/13
1.Based on the permanent closure of two reactors this year,
Crystal River in FL, and Kewaunee in WI, the US total number of reactors is 102.
2. UBS Financial analyst Dumoulin Smith stated in an AOL energy article from last week that after the closure of a number of fossil fuel fired reactors in the midwest last year, this year 6 nuclear reactors in the northeast are due to close
Let us hope VY is included in the 6.
The demise of nuclear energy is upon us.
NRC returns to Brattleboro BUHS (high school) 5:30 TIL 8:00 PM,
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a public open house, followed by a question-and-answer session, on April 30 to discuss the agency’s annual review of safety performance at the Vermont Yankee atomic power reactor.
The open house is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Brattleboro Union High School, at 131 Fairground Road in Brattleboro, Vt. It will provide an opportunity for attendees to hold one-on-one discussions with NRC staff members about the plant’s 2012 performance and the agency’s oversight of the facility. Then, beginning at 7 p.m. at the same location, the NRC staff will hold a group question-and-answer session regarding plant performance and oversight topics. There will be a security bag search for all attending.
Plants that meet criteria set out by the NRC receive the normal level of oversight, which still consists of a detailed regime involving thousands of hours of inspection. In 2012, the agency devoted approximately 5,780 hours of inspection to the Vermont Yankee plant, which is owned by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
Contact: Diane Screnci, (610) 337-5330
Do you think the NRC regulated Vermont Yankee well last year?
The NRC is here to hear from us.
Shots fired at TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
Plant officials said the incident didn’t threaten the plant’s security.
If this doesn’t concern plant security … what does?
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