Sunday, September 2, 2012
Limerick Township police arrested several people taking pictures of Limerick Generating Station.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, September 2, 2012
According to a Facebook post today from the Limerick Township Police Department, two officers were called to the Limerick Generating Station recently for a report of several trespassers. Sergeant Paul Marchese and Officer Tim DiGregorio arrived at the facility after a report that five people had walked beyond the "No Trespassing" signs and were taking pictures of the plant. The officers investigated and determined that all five subjects were from Costa Rica. Police said the five people told them they were shopping at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets when they saw the two towers and decided to go take pictures. The Facebook post said that the alleged trespassers' names were checked against current terrorism watch lists, and they did not …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Three faults were documented when the Limerick nuclear plant was planned over 30 years ago.
Local residents last month questioned whether the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission knew of local faults when the Limerick power plant was planned for construction. "The short answer is, 'yes,'" said Diane Screnci, NRC senior public affairs officer. Folks at a meeting in Limerick Township last month showed NRC officials a document which referred to "the Sanatoga fault" and asked whether the NRC was aware of its proximity to the Limerick site prior to initial licensing. The NRC hosted the meeting – which included workers from the commission and Exelon – to discuss with the public an annual safety performance assessment of Exelon's Limerick nuclear power plant. At that time, members of The Alliance For A Clean Environment brought copies…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Next, the board will decide whether to hold an evidentiary hearing.
The three-judge Atomic Safety and Licensing Board assigned to consider a request for a hearing on the Limerick nuclear power plant license renewal application issued a decision on the admissibility of the request, said Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Affairs Officer Neil Sheehan via email today. The judges ruled that one of the contentions submitted by the National Resources Defense Council – as limited and reworded by the ASLB – is admissible. The judges also found NRDC has standing to bring such a challenge, Sheehan said. The contention admitted questions whether: • Exelon omitted from its environmental report for the Limerick application a required analysis of new and significant information regarding potential new severe …