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:!: ATTENTION: Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee!

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Five new nuclear reactors are under construction in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, but each is being built in an area where the owners can recover their costs through regulated utility rates.



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Mohl and other nuclear leaders are urging regulators to reform wholesale markets to put more emphasis on payments for "capacity,'' which reward generators for being available on a round-the-clock basis. That would benefit nuclear plants, which aim to run at full power 24 hours a day.


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Like other nuclear plants, FitzPatrick in the next few years must make significant upgrades required by federal regulators in response to the tsunami-induced nuclear disaster in 2011 at Fukushima, Japan. Mohl estimated the cost of Fukushima upgrades at roughly $50 million for FitzPatrick.

The facility also is under pressure to replace its condenser tubes, which have leaked 16 times in the past three years, forcing the reactor to reduce power to make repairs. FitzPatrick had so many unplanned power changes during 2012, some because of condenser leaks, that it was placed under heightened oversight earlier this year by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Mohl said Entergy is considering replacing the condenser tubes during the next refueling outage, which is scheduled for roughly a year from now. No final decision has been made, he said.

Asked how much it would cost, Mohl declined to be specific. "It's a substantial investment,'' he said.


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New York state Assemblyman Will Barclay and state Sen. Patty Ritchie... said they will fight for any changes that could help the local nuke plants. "The last thing we want to happen is for those three plants in Oswego to shut their doors,'' Ritchie said.


http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/oswego_county_nuclear_plants_struggle_to_avoid_financial_meltdown.html

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Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:38 pm
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I want to point out from the article above...

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The facility also is under pressure to replace its condenser tubes, which have leaked 16 times in the past three years, forcing the reactor to reduce power to make repairs. FitzPatrick had so many unplanned power changes during 2012, some because of condenser leaks, that it was placed under heightened oversight earlier this year by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


...how important it is to compare the daily reactor status from the NRC's website (link seen below) in an attempt to get a heads-up of possible leaks/events when compared to NETC's RADCON alert levels.

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/ps.html

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