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Call fopr shutdown of possibly unsafe Pennsylvania nuclear power station

Groups call for shutdown of Pa. nuclear plant amid concerns about ‘defective’ parts, safety Penn Live By Colin Deppen | cdeppen@pennlive.com  A self-described “anti-nuclear advocacy group” is calling for operations to be suspended at a Pa. nuclear power plant amid concerns about potentially defective parts and a scandal involving documents falsified by the French manufacturer of those parts.

According to the advocacy group, Beyond Nuclear, the concerns involve parts manufactured and imported from Areva’s Le Creusot Forge in France, which is currently “at the center of an international nuclear safety controversy,” a statement from the group reads. The full statement is included below.

Beyond Nuclear identifies 17 affected units at U.S. nuclear power plant sites. They include units at First Energy’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Beaver County, located 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Middletown’s Three Mile Island plant is not included on that list.

Petition for Emergency Enforcement Action – Beyond Nuclear by PennLive on Scribd……..Beyond Nuclear and other petitioners are now calling on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to take emergency enforcement action requiring emergency shutdowns of such plants pending the “enhanced inspections of at-risk components along with material testing of surplus material taking [sic] from the component.”…….http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/01/group_calls_for_shutdown_of_pa.html

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January 27, 2017 - Posted by | general

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