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June 11, 2013
Peach Bottom has two of the 31 Mark and Mark 2 reactors that are being required to upgrade their venting system in case of a severe accident ("Peach Bottom reactors to get venting upgrade," June 7). What Sun reporter Jamie Smith Hopkins leaves out is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission members ignored staff advice to require containment filters in Mark 1 and Mark 2 reactors which is being required in Japan on all of its reactors and already has been in some European countries.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 25, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services will hold a public forum with Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers on Friday, Nov. 1. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of North Harford High School beginning at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be a briefing by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers regarding preparations Harford County has made with respect to an emergency incident involving the nearby Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant....
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 25, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services will hold a public forum with Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers on Friday, Nov. 1. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of North Harford High School beginning at 7 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be a briefing by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers regarding preparations Harford County has made with respect to an emergency incident involving the nearby Peach Bottom Atomic Power Plant....
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 15, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with Exelon Power, is notifying residents about testing dates this month and next for a new emergency warning siren system for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in neighboring York County, Pa. The testing, which begins Wednesday and will run weekly into early August, is being conducted in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements for new siren systems,...
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 15, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with Exelon Power, is notifying residents about testing dates this month and next for a new emergency warning siren system for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in neighboring York County, Pa. The testing, which begins Wednesday and will run weekly into early August, is being conducted in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements for new siren systems,...
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2011
Like many Americans, Linda Billings has been following news of the unfolding crisis in earthquake-rocked Japan, where a crippled nuclear power plant teeters on the brink of a disastrous meltdown. But the 55-year-old Street resident is paying perhaps a bit more attention than most. Her home in northern Harford County is less than 10 miles from a similarly designed nuclear plant just across the border in Pennsylvania. "I've not worried about it, but perhaps I should," she said late last week.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County. Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa., has two of the 31 reactors that must now have venting systems that can better handle accidents. The commission's order is part of its review effort following the 2011 nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami.
NEWS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2003
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant for another 20 years. The power plant is operated by Exelon Generation Co. and is just across the Pennsylvania border from Cardiff. Its license approval comes after the plant received high marks for safety in its annual assessment by federal regulators earlier this year. "They operated in a manner that protected the health and public safety" of the people living near the plant last year, Mohamed Shanbaky, an official with the NRC, told residents attending the plant's annual safety inspection meeting in March.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | November 3, 1991
The operators of the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant say a new federal report gives them their best rating yet, but a local citizens group maintains the facility is not operated at high standards.The report, issued Oct. 16 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says thatalthough the plant operator, Philadelphia Electric Co., has been operating the facility "safely and conservatively," improvements are notcoming quickly enough.The federal evaluation, conducted between June 1990 and August 1991, found that the company needs to improve surveillance procedures that monitor radiation at power plant, in York County, Pennsylvania.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2003
The Peach Bottom nuclear power plant, just across the Pennsylvania border from Cardiff, has been awarded high marks for safety in its annual assessment by federal regulators. "They operated in a manner that protected the health and public safety" of the people living near the plant last year, said Mohamed Shanbaky, an official with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was speaking to a small gathering at the NRC's annual safety performance review meeting Wednesday evening at the Peach Bottom Inn in Delta, Pa. Shanbaky is branch chief of the NRC's office in King of Prussia, Pa., which has primary responsibility for annual safety inspections of the Peach Bottom plant.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
Peach Bottom has two of the 31 Mark and Mark 2 reactors that are being required to upgrade their venting system in case of a severe accident ("Peach Bottom reactors to get venting upgrade," June 7). What Sun reporter Jamie Smith Hopkins leaves out is that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission members ignored staff advice to require containment filters in Mark 1 and Mark 2 reactors which is being required in Japan on all of its reactors and already has been in some European countries.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County. Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa., has two of the 31 reactors that must now have venting systems that can better handle accidents. The commission's order is part of its review effort following the 2011 nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, after an earthquake and tsunami.
EXPLORE
Editorial from The Aegis | March 29, 2012
Since 1989, the opening credits to "The Simpsons," the longest running animated series on TV, has featured a short bit of animations showing the buffoon patriarch Homer sacked out at his post in the control room at a nuclear power plant. It's probably no coincidence that when the show was first going into production, the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station was in the national spotlight for being shut down in the aftermath of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors finding a real-life nuclear operator asleep at his post in the control room.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
By Amanda Dolasinski | The York Dispatch (MCT) - Traffic in southern York County could be slowed next week as two main power transformers travel to Peach Bottom Township as part of an $87 million investment, Exelon officials announced Thursday. The transformers have already been shipped from South Korea to Philadelphia, then taken by barge to Havre de Grace, Md. Next week, the transformers will travel from Havre de Grace on two self-propelled transporters going 3 to 5 mph and reach Peach Bottom by Friday, July 1, according to am Exelon news release.
EXPLORE
By Aegis staff report | June 1, 2011
Visitors who attend Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station's Community Information Night will find answers to questions about how nuclear energy is generated, according to the owner of the plant on the Susquehanna River near Delta, Pa., just north of the Harford County border. The free event will be held in the station's training center Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Station employees will be on hand to educate visitors on station operations; site maintenance; engineering practices; environmental stewardship; industrial and radiological safety; site security; and emergency preparedness.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
The spring thaw — if we ever get one — will likely come with a good helping of mud. The Pennsylvania Dutch are counting on it. The segue between the seasons is when the Amish and Mennonite communities launch their annual mud sales in Lancaster County. No, they're not selling dirt. The sales are actually auctions featuring anything from tools and furniture to toys and livestock — and a whole lot in between. The events benefit the region's local fire companies. The plan: The early bird catches the worm and mud sales get going around 8:30 a.m., so it helps to start out your day already in Lancaster.
NEWS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2003
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant for another 20 years. The power plant is operated by Exelon Generation Co. and is just across the Pennsylvania border from Cardiff. Its license approval comes after the plant received high marks for safety in its annual assessment by federal regulators earlier this year. "They operated in a manner that protected the health and public safety" of the people living near the plant last year, Mohamed Shanbaky, an official with the NRC, told residents attending the plant's annual safety inspection meeting in March.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2011
Like many Americans, Linda Billings has been following news of the unfolding crisis in earthquake-rocked Japan, where a crippled nuclear power plant teeters on the brink of a disastrous meltdown. But the 55-year-old Street resident is paying perhaps a bit more attention than most. Her home in northern Harford County is less than 10 miles from a similarly designed nuclear plant just across the border in Pennsylvania. "I've not worried about it, but perhaps I should," she said late last week.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2010
Soft and stringy, a mat of green clings to the bottom of the long metal trough as warm water courses down it to the Susquehanna River. "There it is — green gold!" says Patrick C. Kangas, as he scoops up a clump of blue-green algae growing in the sluiceway he's set up at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant, just across the Maryland line. Kangas, a University of Maryland ecological engineer, sees a bright green future in such lowly pond scum — a solution to the Chesapeake Bay's water-quality woes, and possibly even a clean, renewable energy source to boot.
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