Friday, April 5, 2013

Limerick Watch

Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station

Perhaps few things are more regulated by the federal government than nuclear power plants.

And one thing you can sure about government regulations is that they tend to generate an awful lot of documents.

Sorting through the documents generated by a nuclear generation station can be confusing at best, even to reporters familiar with the agencies, web sites and contents.

With the presence of Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station in our community, actions and documents generated by and for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that may related to the Limerick nuclear plant are of particular interest to Mercury readers.

To help keep track of the documents relevant to Mercury news stories, and to provide links for readers who want more information, we began posting those documents on a service called "Document Cloud."

It occurred to us that the community might like access to those collected documents and not just to those to which we provide links in stories.

So we created a folder called "Limerick Watch" where all those documents are collected and available for public viewing.

Some have been re-named by the reporter using them and the folder is anything but complete, but we figured, why wait?

We intend to add older documents as time permits, and to update it with new documents as they become available and relevant.

In the meantime, we have embedded them here in this blog for easy access.

We have also embedded a timeline of Mercury stories about the Limerick plant, particularly as they relate to earthquakes, begun in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and which readers can use to search previous stories.

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