NRC to hold open house on Palo Verde nuclear plant

NRC to hold open house on Palo Verde nuclear plant.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced that there will be a public open house regarding the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, to take place on Aug. 25 in Avondale, Arizona.

The open house will center on a discussion of the NRC's annual review of the Wintersburg nuclear facility. It will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Komatke Hall Plaza Gallery at Estrella Mountain Community College on Dysart, Rd. There are no formal presentations planned and NRC staff, including the plant's resident inspectors will be present to answer questions.

“By assessing each plant’s performance in a comprehensive manner, we are able to focus our inspection resources on those areas most in need of attention,” NRC Region IV Administrator Marc Dapas said. “Because Palo Verde does not have any safety or security issues rising above very low significance, we are not currently planning any inspections above and beyond our normal reviews.”

The Palo Verde nuclear plant is owned by Arizona Public Service Co.

In its recent investigation, the NRC did not find pressing issues relating to the plant's operations nor did they find any safety concerns.

The NRC states that approximately 6,000 hours of inspection time was spent at the Palo Verde station.

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