JAMES MADISON QUOTE - 1822

"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives."

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

NRC Performance Assessment of TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant on May 21, 2014 - Public Comments and Questions

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held the 2013 Safety Performance and  Regulatory Performance Public Meeting regarding TVA's  Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Calhoun Community College near Decatur, Alabama, approximately 10 miles from the Browns Ferry nuclear plant. There are 3 defective GE Mark 1 nuclear reactors operating at Browns Ferry. The same model of reactor which exploded and melted down at Fukushima Daiichi Japan.

VALVE ISSUES DANCE - My question - "Have the valve problems been fixed as identified in the 2010 INPO Browns Ferry Report and the 95003 Red finding?" NRC- "...that is impossible to answer...we can't tell you if the valve problems in the INPO report have been fixed...we are required to review the report...we will get back to you...no safety issues were brought to the NRC by INPO...we had already reviewed the issues..."



Video Presentations of the Meeting

Decatur, Al., Calhoun College, May 21, 2014 Browns Ferry 2013 Annual Performance Assessment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Part 1


Decatur, Al., Calhoun College, May 21, 2014 - Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Browns Ferry 2013 Annual Performance Assessment - TVA 's reply, Part 2 - Regulatory Performance Public Meeting


Citizen Presentations and Questions
May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 3 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments-Questions, presentation by Mr. Henry Jones


May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 4 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments- Questions, presentation by Ms. Gretel Johnston.


May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 5 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments-Questions, presentation by Mr. Garry Morgan. The NRC could not say that the multi unit valve failure safety issues and problems identified in the INPO report have been resolved. Although it is required that when INPO identifies safety issues they are required to notify the NRC, the NRC officials present stated they have not seen the INPO 2010 Browns Ferry Report. Reference: Blog article on the INPO report:  http://arklite.blogspot.com/2014/04/browns-ferry-disclosures-shhh-secrets.html


May 21, 2014 Calhoun College near Decatur, Al., Part 6 NRC Regulatory Performance Public Meeting Citizen Comments- Questions, presentations by Ms. Nancy Muse; Mr. Don Safer-telephone; Ms. Jackie Posey.


Browns Ferry Performance Assessment report by Al.Com's Brian Lawson
"Members of the public who attended the meeting urged the NRC to remain vigilant in scrutinizing TVA operations. Those who spoke questioned Browns Ferry's wind rating and vulnerability to tornado conditions, whether the identification of individual problems at the plant are seen by regulators as unique events or signs of increased overall risk, how TVA's aging analog components are compatible with new digital systems and why the plant continues to suffer from power source problems...One of the last people to speak told McCree that Browns Ferry employees should be given a realistic description of what happened to the Fukushima plant in Japan in 2011 and the effect the disaster had on the people and economy of the region. Much of the plant melted down after an earthquake and tsunami."

"McCree said he spoke to Polson before the meeting and Polson agreed to show Browns Ferry workers a recently produced NRC film about a visit to Fukushima."

NRC VIDEO


"It can happen" - Nuclear Melt Downs! Not one person from the NRC in the video could say what actually happened - 3 nuclear reactors melted down. "Don't allow this to happen...this happened...something happened...unanticipated events, the accident" say the regulatory officials. Don't allow what to happen, what accident? Is the NRC afraid to say 3 nuclear melt downs occurred in 3 GE Mark 1 Nuclear Reactors where engineers said this could not happen.  Browns Ferry contains 3 defective GE Mark 1 Reactors; is the NRC as our regulator in denial that a nuclear reactor can meltdown in the United States of America?

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