Friday, October 26, 2012

More NRC troubles at Fort Calhoun

Jan 21:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent Omaha Public Power District a notice in 1985 to replace Teflon as insulation in the building housing Fort Calhoun's reactor. The utility subsequently replaced it on wires that it considered at critical risk but left some in places it did not consider a safety concern.

 Commission spokeswoman Lara Uselding said her agency's oversight process relies on nuclear plant operators identifying and fixing problems while commission inspectors scrutinize that work. This system, she said, has not been successful at the Omaha plant.

"Historically at Fort Calhoun, that has not gone well and that is why they are currently under increased oversight," Uselding said.


I made a OIG complaint...

So I sent this to the head of Region IV OPA. I am making a official complaint against misbehavior and unprofessionalism with one of his employee. Does he have the right to retroactively block the e-mail with such a complaint, making believe they never got the complaint? Does the agency have the right to define me as a pest, thus retroactively rejecting my complaint without considering it or having a record of it.
"From: Michael Mulligan
To: ""
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 1:31 PM
Subject: Mr Drinks-NRC employee wrongdoing
Mr Drinks,
I 'd like to report to you I think Region IV treated me unprofessionally and disrespectfully over safety issues at the Fort Calhoun plant. In the scheme of things, this is a poor way to treat a member of the public.
I would like you to think about how the NRC treats the Palisades nuclear power plant. The poor plant NRC rating means region III has to go way above how the NRC communicates normally about a good nuclear power plant. So the NRC is disclosing any new leaks even if not required to from regulations and experimenting with novel communication approaches like webinars.
How Lara and region IV treated me is not in the spirit of region III. So there should be even better communication and more open communication from the NRC on the Fort Calhoun plant because they are a worse grade than Palisades.
I will submit, my interest in Fort Calhoun is driven by employees communicating with me over secret NRC tolerated violations at this plant.
I request you submit this to the Region IV allegations...
Mike Mulligan
Hinsdale, NH"
Say, can the agency secretly retroactively reject a complaint, meaning they read the complaint, but they were able to make believed rejecting the e-mail with prompting yahoo mail to give me a  "we were unable to deliver your message to the following address".

Is this an object lie from the NRC: "Message expired for domain Remote host said: 452 Too many recipients received this hour [RCPT_TO]"

So, as example, I could make a complaint to Mr Drinks that one of his employees is accepting payola in return for secretly ignoring serious federal breaking of laws for big bucks. Then he has a officially approved way of making believe he didn't receive the e-mail. Or define me a pest so they could reject my payola e-mail without official record.

See, they don't want me to post their e-mail officially defining my region IV safety concerns as rejected by the NRC as a so called pest. This keeps my NRC concern out of their document historical record...uavailable for higher senior NRC executive, public and legal scrutiny.

I know for a fact the agency e-mail system wasn't overloaded...
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Subject: Mr Drinks-NRC employee wrong doing
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Here is another one. So we got another: "452 Too many recipients received this hour [RCPT_TO]" and "Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message" This was the terribly insulting e-mai
From: Michael Mulligan
To: "Crutchley, Julie"
Cc: "James, Lois" ; "Schmitt, Ronald" ; "Bernal-Taylor, Sara"
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: Email Dated March 30, 2012 re Industry Root Cause Analyses
Mrs Crutchley,
I got the big picture perfect and you know it....the reason why there is more agency findings and troubles within the industry recently.
The rules of the NRC and "Allegation" aren't fair, "Just" or ethical....this attitude isn't serving the needs of our great nation.
It is legal and according to give you, Allegations and the agency the permission to lie to me and the public! More worrisome than that, it gives you the permission to lie to yourself.
You are bigger than that!
Mike Mulligan
Hinsdale, NH
This is the rejected message...
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From: "Crutchley, Julie"
To: Michael Mulligan
Cc: "James, Lois" ; "Schmitt, Ronald" ; "Bernal-Taylor, Sara"
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:34 AM
Subject: Email Dated March 30, 2012 re Industry Root Cause Analyses
Dear Mr. Mulligan,
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reviewed your email dated March 30, 2012 regarding industry root cause analyses. A copy of our response is attached.
Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. If you have any further questions or comments, please contact Ms. Lois James ( or Mr. Ron Schmitt (, or call either, toll free, at 1-800-368-5642.
Julie Crutchley
This is the attachment..
Dear Mr. Mulligan:
This letter is in response to the concern you brought to the attention of the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) via an email dated March 30, 2012, and a subsequent telephone call with Mr. Ronald Schmitt and staff on April 10, 2012 regarding the quality of industry root cause analyses. Specifically, you were concerned that utilities were not performing systematic analyses for problems identified at their plants.
For an issue to be processed as an NRC allegation, the NRC first needs to determine that it meets the definition of an allegation, i.e. “an inadequacy or impropriety associated with NRCregulated activity, the validity of which has not been established.” The NRC staff reviewed your concern and, based upon our evaluation of the information that you provided, determined that your concern did not meet the NRC’s definition of an allegation. Specifically, no new or site specific information was provided which would have allowed further NRC staff review and evaluation. During the telephone call on April 10, 2012, you indicated that improvements to the allegation process could be made. The NRC welcomes public input on all of our process and encourages you to provide specific, constructive recommendations.
Thank you for informing us of your concern. Allegations are an important source of information in support of the NRC's safety mission. We take our safety responsibilities to the public very seriously, and will continue to do so within the bounds of our lawful authority. Unless we receive new or specific information that suggests that our conclusions should be altered, we plan no further action on this matter.
Should you have any additional questions, or if we can be of further assistance to you, please contact me or Ronald Schmitt toll free at (800) 368-5642.
This what it all revolves around...
From: Michael Mulligan <>To: ""
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 8:47 AMSubject: State of RCA in nuclear industry?

Sent to NRC Region I Allegations
To who it may concern:
I can't believe I am doing this after having such a painful outcome talking to NRC Region 1 Allegation officials just a few days ago. I told myself I would never talk to Allegations again. If you want to talk to me I suggest it be outside Region I Allegations and preferably somebody from headquarters. I know their are lots more experienced people in the NRC than what I was recently exposed too.
I consider Region 1 Allegations compromised much like the March 2007 Peach Bottom sleeping guard incident where Allegations needed 500% absolute perfect inside evidence that was never obtainable in our existence. The NRC was too lazy to go down to Peach Bottom to investigate it on their own and they took the false assurances of Peach Bottom that there was no sleeping guards until the inside video came out that shook up the nation.
I consider the below a "cry for help" to me from multiple plant high nuclear employees and nuclear safety officials. And I certainly assert my confidentiality rights with this because this is so explosive to many careers. Nuclear Industry safety consultants might become blacklist from the nuclear industry. It exemplifies a pervasive of "I don't care" nuclear safety attitude throughout the nuclear industry. And these utilities are disrespectful to nuclear safety oversight in general.
I bet we are painting the most accurate leading indicator the NRC has seen in decades and we know the industry is in deep troubles as seen with all of your issues in recent years. These guys got a attitude problem and so doesn't the NRC!
I wish you would send a copy of this to the OIG?
We are discussing this with Senator Bernie Sanders office and others..
..."To all,
Is no-one from Nuclear Power able to help me with this?
How does Nuclear Power know when to investigate an incident?
Are thresholds, or trigger levels defined?
Or is it merely up to a supervisor to determine what is investigated?
Mike Mulligan said:
It is totally unregulated when and it is totally up to a plant to define what a RCA is.
That is why nobody wants to respond...
To all,
I am getting some private responses to this question and, to be honest, I am a bit shocked.
I had thought that nuclear power was at the leading edge of much of what we talk about here on this forum (and I still think that), but the gist of what I’m reading is bothersome.
I thought there was a borderline EAGERNESS to learn from SMALL THINGS within nuclear power.
But the impression I’m getting from some of the private responses is that there’s a borderline eagerness to avoid having to investigate anything.
“Let’s wait to see if we’re forced to investigate.”
Am I getting the wrong impression?
I’m not sure I understand your question.
Are you asking how I came to this conclusion?
If so, it’s an impression I got from reading the emails people sent.
I asked “how does nuclear power decide whether or not to do an RCA” and the “red tape” around it seems horrendous.

Some of what I was sent seems to require a PhD to decipher.
Others hint of an “act of congress” to trigger an investigation.
So it’s just as impression I get that there’s an attitude of “let’s wait to see if we’re forced to investigate this.”
Am I wrong?
So I received these two this late afternoon Oct 27. I have no idea what is going on.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Communication about Fort Calhoun to the NRC

...It is interesting I got a, after I sent my Oyster Creek superstorm e-mail to the NRC :
""" Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following ...Message expired for domain Remote host said: 452 Too many recipients received this hour [RCPT_TO]"
I assumed my e-mail didn't ever get to the NRC. So this NRC phone call to me today about Oyster Creek hurricane Sandy says my e-mail did get past this yahoo DAEMON notification. I ask the inspector what does this DAEMON thing mean when I send e-mail to the NRC, he seemed to be aware people were getting it, he told me to just send it again.

I am still confused about the meaning of the MAILER-DAEMON notification after I send into the NRC ...but the indication is my stuff is still getting into the agency.
...So a utility get the best gold plate consigliore service from the NRC, while the public get cheap Wal-Mart little trained and overwhelmed opa people...disconnect from the operation of the plants.
Yea, but I got a lot of access from the NRC officials. Still I don't have access to foundational raw information.

...Is this anything?
Fort Calhoun on their red finding: "Design engineers had limited knowledge of GE AKD-5 switch gear which resulted in over-reliance on vendor knowledge and skill. 
VY with their SRV air actuator seals that failed "Entergy Engineering staff overly relied upon the vendor's recommendation and did not conduct an appropriate equivalency review on their own."  
...So I bumped into a ongoing NRC investigation. And the Region didn't have the professionalism and decently to say it is under investigation. We don’t know how seriously they took the environmental qualification problem in the containment until I showed up. With the link to the Popperville Town Hall I am trying to draw their attention to my Peach Bottom problem on the NRC, PB and VY on not calling containment components a 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(D): "Any event or condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of the safety function of structures or systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. Including wiring insulation and other plastic or rubber like material of the actuator or components."

I think they thought I had inside information and they were trying to play me for it.

I am tired with the NRC saying in a almost infinite and prolong excuse with plant’s like Fort Calhoun, this is under a investigation. 
From: Michael Mulligan
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 6:17 PM To:
OPA4 Resource Subject: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun Mr Drinks,
The Popperville Town Hall 
A follow up to my phone call messages I recorded on OCT 5... 
You and me have tangled over at Region III or earlier at Region I... 
Like I said, I could throw 2.206s at region IV if I wanted to... 
So I wanted to talk to the Fort Calhoun inspector about the environmentally unqualified containment valve actuators. Region IV is a mess with Fort Calhoun and San Onofre....the investigation with intimation by the region IV staff with their boss. You know, Brown Ferry, Palisades, VY and Peach Bottom, the agency almost allows me to talk at will with their senior staffs and the resident inspectors. I just call up the resident inspector for a talk and it happens. I spend a lot of time criticizing the agency. I tell everyone it is absolutely amazing the contact time the agency allows me with resident inspector programs. I make a big deal how good these inspectors are to the one. 
So I call up the Calhoun inspector...he tells me he is not busy. I explain the LER and the reason why. He says he can't remember the LER...I tell him all the Region I, II and III inspectors almost got a photographic memory to the one. The Peach Bottom resident really on a cold call was very familiar the Fort Calhoun actuator LER. I am always astonished with the professionalism with the northeastern they keep up with the issues and their ability to cold talk with me. The VY resident knew my name, most of them others too...he blew my socks off with the detailed knowledge he had about the service water system, Diesel Generator and Loss of off-site power accident procedure issues. We had a hour conversation. My task for VY politically that day by my handlers was a test to see just how accessible the VY residents were to the community. They got an A plus from me that day. I talked to the Peach Bottom senior resident about their SRV issue just days ago for 45 minutes with a cold call. 
I have big issues with Peach Bottom, Browns Ferry, VY, Palisades and how the agency regulates these guys. What I am astonished with is the access the little guy has with the resident program in region I, II and III. They have spoiled the hell out of me. At some level I respect the hell out of them for this even in my disagreements. So the Fort Calhoun Resident blew me off with "I am unfamiliar with a LER in my plant" have to call Lara Uselding to get me to talk. Lara was bemused why the inspector would make me call her. She questioned me why somebody from NH would call Region IV. She told me to throw her a e-mail with what I wanted...I told her I am sick and tired of the decency of women with not giving me a call back when I call. I felt she again was going to throw me in the trash can. 
I massively overloaded her in technical talk in one minute and she admitted this sounded like technical talk way above her head. I left a message on her phone the day before... and she couldn't even call me back in a timely manner. She told me she is headed for another plane ride, I told her I heard that often from you kind of guys...region IV is overloaded and overwhelm with their troubles. 
The thing I would do is retire or lay off Dricks...never mind wipe out all the region IV staff through firings, transfers or retirements because they don't know how to communicate with the good public... 
Thanks,Mike Mulligan 
Hinsdale, NH 
So I sent e-mails and left messages on their phone...I was irked that Lara blew off my first phone message. This is the signal Region IV is going to blow me off.
From: OPA4 Resource
To: 'Michael Mulligan'
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:40 PM 
Subject: RE: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun
Thank you Mr. Mulligan for your email. Again, feel free to email me your technical questions and we can get you the information you need.

Lara Uselding
So what the heck, I will throw them some of my questions.
From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun 
Was the whole actuator unqualified to be in the containment besides these nitrile parts...370 degrees? What are the licensing temperature requirements of these actuators..err, the containments, both on a PWR and BWR? What did Fort Calhoun and the manufacturer state as the temperature qualification of these actuators? 
How does a PWR depressurized for RHR...does any of the PWR depressurization associated valves and actuators have nitrile problem? 
Could you explain the offending nitrile components more is a gasket, o-ring or seal? What is the difference between nitrile, buna or buna-n material? 
How long was this nitrile materials installed in containment in LER 2012-017? I hope this isn't a rather new install in the last few years and then it was discovered. Is it like Vermont Yankee's buna-n SRV actuator seal and type 1 or type II air actuators, like in their LERs and inspection reports? 
Who was the manufacturer?  
Any more environmentally unqualified components in the Fort Calhoun's big of a generic issue is this? 
I wish you would put an NRC name on the response to me who is responsible for writing the e-mail, not like this one.
Why didn't the NRC enforce containment accident maximum temperature requirements on these components?
I am saying to the NRC, I think unqualified components and parts in containments is a national problem. 
From: Michael Mulligan
To: ""
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 12:29 PM
Subject: 2.206 on Not Qualified Components In Containment With VY and Peach Bottom Oct 13, 2012
R. William Borchardt
Executive Director for Operations
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001 
Dear Mr. Borchardt, 
(Jan 24, 2012) Request an Emergency Peach Bottom nuclear plants 2 and 3 shutdown to replace all safety relief valves pneumatic actuators buna-n seals with nylon sealsor other high quality and durable materials designed and tested for elevated temperature." So this is a renewed requested based on10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(D) concern. 
In other words, I am requesting all SRV seal materials be like vitol. They be able to withstand all containment accident conditions and temperatures (340/370 degrees F) . Not only is the buna-n seal material not qualified for worst accident temperature, but the whole actuator won't meet10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(v)(D) including wiring insulation or any other buna or nitrile based elastomers (rubber or plastic) gaskets or seal material. Any material that won’t stand up to the accident temperatures or conditions.
The "FCS branch" threw me?
 From: OPA4 Resource
To: 'Michael Mulligan'
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun
Thank you for your email and questions. The FCS branch will take a look and we will get back to you.
The FCS (Fort Calhoun Station) is such a big problem in the NRC, they made it a whole NRC branch out of it.  
From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource  Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun  
What is the FSC branch?
I know its under a serious investigation.
From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:53 AM Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun 
Is this in any investigation process like Enforcement or the OIG going on with problems inside containment?I will tell you what, it sounds like fraud with the containment accident analysis of record for Main Steam Line Break MSLB). Were they gaming nuclear accident analysis and "modeling" (San Onophre)to fit in environmentally unqualified containment components like the safety actuator or others?
What drove Fort Calhoun into changing the MSLB accident in containment...peak temperature.Did they have a recent power uprate or were they heading towards a power uprate...Mike
It's cooking now i think.

She made a commitment to call me in this sentence, to call me to negotiate a time for the call with the branch: "Please let me know the best number to contact you at so that I can call to set this up" And she didn't keep this commitment without a explanation. 

I hate me not being able to keep a prior stated commitment and I hate people doing the same to me. I can't trust any of her communications and commitments now...Region IV is a black hole as far as communications integrity. If I failed to meet a comment I try to hit people with a messages on explanations before I break my promise...and i profusely apologize after I screw up. She is just making promises she can't keep and she has a habit of forgetting what she wrote in past e-mails.

And if Lara and me would have had that conversation, I would have kissed her ass trying to show her I am a decent person, to show her so I would be professional to the branch chief.

From: OPA4 Resource
To: 'Michael Mulligan'
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun Fort Calhoun Station
The branch chief can make some time to address your questions. Please let me know the best number to contact you at so that I can call to set this up.
Lara Uselding
I am beginning to kiss her make up for being a little rude to her in the beginning as she was trying to stiff arm me over talking to the FCS resident inspector.
From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun 
 Good job. I will be out this afternoon...tomorrow morning is a good time or whenever convenient.
Mike Mulligan
 So i interpret this below e-mail as she must have talked to the branch chief...I got three choices, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. I figure Wednesday is what the branch chief is mostly likely looking for.
I got a 2.206 on Wednesday and i suspect she knows it...I suspect the NRC could be trying to throw me off my stride for Wednesday for Palisades.

I am thinking she is overloaded and overwhelmed ..she and the branch chief are passing like ships in the night with no or miss-communication. I am getting that from her fractured and disconnected communication commitments style.
From: OPA4 Resource
To: 'Michael Mulligan'
Cc: "Uselding, Lara"
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 6:32 PM
Subject: RE: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun
I will need to know your availability Wednesday or later this week. I will then coordinate with the Branch Chief and get back to you.Lara
So i am honest and up front with my needs...I make my commitment at being on the phone anytime on Thursday or Friday bar no excuses with this official. 

If she would told me at any time the only available time of the branch chief is on Wednesday I would have taken it. Right this is Monday and she has inferred she has talked to the branch chief many times about talking possibilities. I don't think Lara can make any committments to anyone.

From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun 
 Hmm, so I got a 2.206 from 3 to 4 pm on this Wednesday for Palisades....I'll be studying for that all day. Could be available shortly after 4 pm ESDT?Just name the time on this Thursday or Friday and I will be on the phone to you.Mike
Here in the below its two days later. It is Wednesday and she is inferring she hasn't even got in touch with the branch chief yet. Maybe the branch chief is disrespecting Lara, as he doesn't really want to talk with me so he is not getting back to Lara. Maybe they all know this disconnected, benzene and fractured...missed commitments and promised schedules just drives me crazy. It is 10:30 am and she knows my 2.206 is at 3 pm this day...and she knows I don't like to be disrupted before the 2.206. So were they trying to disrupt my Palisade presentation.
From: OPA4 Resource
To: 'Michael Mulligan' ; "Uselding, Lara"
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun
I will need to first check timing with the Branch Chief. I ask that you be respectful. You were not so to me or our Resident Inspector and I will not tolerate rudeness to our staff. So if you will be considerate and respectful then I will move forward on setting up a brief call to get you answers to your questions. If during the call you can’t play fair then I will end the call.Lara Uselding
I am still kissing her ass in the below. I telling her if she and the chief begin to irk me, I will professionally end the conversation without being disrespectful. I am signaling to them I won't let anyone intimidate me over any nuclear safety problem. I think on the whole, the NRC is trying to intimidate me with this benzene style of public communication and it is a attempt to hold the NRC unaccountable to not regulating Fort Calhoun according to the regulations for decades.The NRC gave Fort Calhoun permission to lie to them and the NRC intentionally over decades didn't hold Fort Calhoun to federal oversight and regulations.
From: Michael Mulligan
To: OPA4 Resource
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun  
I got tons of these e-mails... this is over the contentious Palisades plant. I was in a phone call with John and the two resident inspectors for an hour. I get along very well with all the Vermont Yankee and Peach Bottom resident inspectors and higher NRC officials. Call them to see if I am a good guy. I generally can call these guys off the cuff not like your up tight region. What are you hiding.
 I believe Giessner is a branch chief in Region III:  
From: "Giessner, John" <>
To: ""
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 3:30 PM
Subject: 12 Sep call in Palisades safety culture
Mike, thanks for your insights. I thought the call went well!
The phone line for call-in (12 September 6PM, EDT)
Phone: 800-621-9524
Passcode: 5591733
I am just saying I will end the call professionally if you guys are playing games with me. From my vantage point in the northeast, the resident inspectors and the NRC officials above them are a cut above the rest of us. 
So why is your region different than these guys? 
Another good question is, does the FCS LOCA DBA bound the MSL break accident or does the MSLB accident bound the LOCA?
It sounds like 3:50 pm she finally got in touch with the branch chief. I had no scheduling conflicts...I was just communicating my wishes and needs. It sounds like she just is disconnected for her past communication and commitments to me throughout this email string. To infer I have a scheduling conflict is beyond unprofessional and disrespectful. I made a commitment to be at the Palisades 2.206 between 3 and 4 pm Wednesday
From: "Uselding, Lara"
To: ""
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:50 PM
Subject: Fort Calhoun Mr. Mulligan: 
It is not going to work to have a call this week or next due to schedule conflicts you mentioned on your end and here. Inspections continue at the plant and staff are busy overseeing Fort Calhoun. There are several ongoing inspection activities associated with environmental qualifications, equipment qualifications, and corrective actions which are some of the areas you asked about. As you know, they can’t provide preliminary information. You are welcome to view the next Commission meeting on Oct. 30 or attend the upcoming meetings in Nebraska. See Fort Calhoun special oversight page for updates: line, the NRC will not permit FCS to restart until inspectors and staff verify it is safe to do so.
The above rejection e-mail was a out of sequence reply to this e-mail below. Was this a NRC signal.

From: Michael Mulligan []
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:54 AM
To: OPA4 Resource
Subject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:54 AMTo: OPA4 ResourceSubject: Re: Lara Uselding and Fort Calhoun 
Is this in any investigation process like Enforcement or the OIG going on with problems inside containment? 
I will tell you what, it sounds like fraud with the containment accident analysis of record for Main Steam Line Break MSLB). Were they gaming nuclear accident analysis and "modeling" (San Onophre)to fit in environmentally unqualified containment components like the safety actuator or others?

What drove Fort Calhoun into changing the MSLB accident in containment...peak temperature. 
Did they have a recent power uprate or were they heading towards a power uprate...
No doubt, I am irked!
From: Michael Mulligan
To: "Uselding, Lara" >
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: Fort Calhoun  
Yea, I get it, I will never trust you and region IV on anything that is said.Good public relation's job. 

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Death Of American Tissue Corporation

Oct 17: The America Tissue Case

Oct 9 2012:

I put my paper mill exploits in nuclear regulatory commission 2001 documents. 

"Date: Sunday, August 26, 2001 12:04 PM
Well, here we are in another pre drought in this area. Many stream flows are approaching record lows. On my first interaction with your agency in 1999, I questioned what would be the results of the low stream flows and the acceptable normal pollution and heat discharged into these rivers. My guess is that the La Nino is subsiding, and the El Nino is already on the upswing. My guess is that the next summer, or the following, we are going to be facing a historic drought. Will we be ready? Of course the great NE drought of 2002 might have just started."
Nobody ever listens to me? I was talking global warming and affects of droughts on our society big time in 2001. Then we had the big Midwest drought this year.
"Out this rage of mine, we discovered that there was a national problem with late pollution permits. Just not enough money was the refrain. I asked the EPA inspector general to characterize pollution reporting. He came back with a report that many facilities of medium and small size are just not required to report pollution scientifically. They were only legally required to disclose only a small proportion of the pollution. On a national level we are all looking at our problems through devices of selectivity. If we can leverage our power, position, and self interest, then we will look through the binoculars from any position that benefits us even if we can't make sense of what we see." 
"I asked all the officials repetitively; just what is the meaning of this pollution and the system than ignores it. The state inspector, their bosses, the department heads, the EPA, the EPA higher officials, the NH governors office, the assistant NH Attorney General, the NH Governor herself (when I showed her a recorded video of the pollution during one of her outing at this end of the state); they all came back with an overly bureaucratic answer like the locale inspector. Basically he explained it in terms of how the plant was situated within the spotty regulations and dismal state resources. As long as they were doing it according to regulations, even if the detection and collection method only gave a small proportion of the pollution, it was acceptable." 
Not inspected by OSHA for decades and decades...NH OSHA is just as good as NH Department of Environmental Services and the EPA. I believe NH is one of the few states that does its own employee safety inspection program.

So in Aug of 1999 I notices a tint in the water of my town's Ashuelot River. I had no idea it would lead to a non functioning state pollution program, nonexistent NH employee safety program, bad state and EPA permitting of industrial facilities and defective EPA rules for reporting pollution at medium and small plants throughout the nation  It was like going though a nightmare.  So we went through the environmental movement and this was left. Come on?
OSHA fines paper mill for violations 

Reformer Staff May 2005

WINCHESTER, N.H. -- Although operations were shut down in March, Atlantic Paper & Foil's paper mill was cited on Friday for having hazardous work conditions.

The Lost Road plant, which closed temporarily so that machinery could be upgraded, has been under inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the past six months.

Friday's citation of $319,200 in safety violations is the highest such fine issued to a New England business in a year, an OSHA spokesman said. OSHA's investigation, which began after a worker suffered non-fatal injuries after being caught in a paper winder last year, netted a total of 59 alleged violations.

More than half of the fines, 62 percent, are credited to willful violations, meaning unsafe conditions that OSHA believes the company knew about, but chose to ignore.

Those alleged willful violations include failure to maintain roof support, having untrained personnel operating forklifts, front end loaders operating without working brakes and paper machines that are not guarded to prevent workers being caught in moving parts.

Gabbay said the "majority of these issues are left over from the previous company American Tissue] that owned the site. We're left with their burden....

The safety of our employees is paramount to us.".

...Other alleged violations include lacking an emergency response program, having inoperable sprinkler systems, improper chemical storage, lacking adequate hearing protection for workers, creating excess noise levels, having unsanitary bathrooms and numerous instances of unguarded machinery. 
Oct 8: New Aug 13 memo

Oct 7 : My ACE Number is 8. What's yours?

Winchester/Ashuelot paper mill –Corruption

Skipping stones And A NH Paper Mill

Worker: Paper Plant Closed Again

I bankrupted and shut these fuckers down twice.

Winchester Paper Mills Lays Off Help

New: 2005 NHDES Reconnaissance Inspection

They turned off the lagoon aerators because electricity prices was so expensive...
This is my complaint from employees saying the aerators should be on.

The Death Of My Mother: Marion Mulligan

If There Is A god, Why Did he Enable Us To Build Thermal Nuclear Devices

***Sorry, when I am nervous and  get excited my sentence structure sucks. It is as if I want to send the message out in hurry before it melts without checking it. I gotten better at it. But it is still around. I should have spent more time writing better sentences in 1999.

***This is how I memorialized my activities that ended up bankrupting the 3rd largest paper mill corporation in America. It directly lead to a $400 million bank fraud conviction and the jailing of executives. My family was temporary living in James R Brooks apartment and thus his e-mail name and address. When you see the Brooks name it is really me. Brooks is my wife's brother. Click on the images to make them easier to read.

We were temporally living atop the oldest post office in the USA...

This is me memorializing getting a Keene Sentinel story in the paper on Aug 6, 1999 about the mill and they took ugly pictures.

In the closing life of this plant, the Hinsdale water department reported a continuous discharge of diesel fuel in the river and it was traced back to the Ashuelot paper mill. Their below ground fuel oil tanks had been leaking for was a obscene mess with a lot of fuel in the ground. I didn't catch it and I should have. I believe the NHDES came in there with a rather large environmental clean-up. I believe it wasn't charged to the operating paper mill...the people of NH spent $100s of thousands of dollars in this cleanup and the pollution barriers were in river for many years. I got the NHDES to force the American Tissue to bring in a environmental sampling contractor..they dug tons of sampling wells all over the plant on both sides of the river and even across route 119. They were there every other day and weekly sampling at times of those wells. I wouldn't be surprised if they caught it...Hinsdale just thinks they made the NHDES act.      

This is me me notifying the NHDES and EPA on Aug 08 ...I don't trust the NHDES or the EPA. Looking in hindsight, my grounds for mistrust of both these agencies was totally justified.

Was I predicting on Aug 1999, based on watching the Connecticut River temperatures trending up for decades...did I predict the big drought of 2012. I certainly was worrying about it. There was a lot of nuke plant changing rules to allow hotter water into their plant prior and including to 1999...into the plant.

When I called the NHDES they told me they are so busy it would take months to visit the facility. They disconnected me at the office six times...I had to call seven times to get to talk to a human besides the secretary  I told them is was severe human health threat and then got the Keene Sentinel involved. They are notifying me an inspection was on the way and I could talk to the inspector. This meeting went terrible. The inspector told me my eyes were lying to me. He spun me up with that and we got into a argument.

The outcome of the sampling, possible legal, document trap on Aug 12. I didn't trust anyone by that point.

Got the below information from a NHDES whistle-blower...he told me they were calling me a terrorist inside the NHDES. I didn't know how serious it was. At the AHR thing in Brattleboro, I said to the EPA official upstream of VY the river was heating up. River temperature had been trending up for decades and VY had to reset their rules because the water was approaching too hot for the inlet of the plant. The freaking inlet you idiot. And this year my involvement with our drought and massive discharging of hot water from the nukes power calling the Illinois grid not designed for the climate.

This is me on Aug 12 reporting to the NHDES somebody in their office was passing around e-mails accusing me of being a terrorist because I reported a paper mill Charley my contact person.

More on Deputy dog Bisbee on Aug 13. Getting serious.

New Oct 8: Once I sent that copy of the unabomber slander, I had Crist apologizing and begging me for forgiveness in a Keene coffee shop the very next day pushed by Bisbee. It is because I made the legal threat with suing them for slander. I accepted it from Crist, but it really wasn't sincere. Then Bisbee scheduled a discussion with me, him, to watch Crist get down on his knees to beg for forgiveness again. I am sure the lawyers were on the line and I bet you that meeting was recorded.

This is me memorializing the meeting... I hit Bisee as tough as I could. Did you pick up at the end of this Bisee is backing Chris...he is calling me the unabomber again after all that apologizing. I knew this was my opportunity to get my message up as to a much higher level. I bet this set off the NHDES into talking to the NH assistant attorney general...or legalize it.

By this time we knew Winchester American Tissue pollution permit was out of date for many many years...the EPA had been slashing money as political favors forcing the states not to update the water permit pollution permit on a wholesale level. It went across many states and it facilitated large amounts of pollution to be admitted to our waterways. We believe as protection to president Clinton, he fired the regional NE EPA administrator. By Aug 16, 1999, I knew this was approved strategy by the highest levels of our government as political payoffs and favors. You know, like I keep saying, it is not your competitors or enemies you got to is you friends that will hurt you the most. It was the gov Shaheen and Clinton show.

This guy Bisbee was just a terrified little fish like me...

Proceeding with an investigation of American Tissue by the NHDES on Aug 13.