NRC announces open house for Davis-Besse nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will host an open house concerning the safety performance of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant on June 11 in Oak Harbor, Ohio, making its local staff available to the public for an informal discussion.

“We host open houses, which are informal meetings between the NRC staff and the public, to have an open dialogue with local residents about the plant and other NRC-related issues of interest to the public,” NRC Region III Administrator Cynthia D. Pederson said. “It is a great opportunity for people to meet our resident inspectors and other staff and a great opportunity for us to speak with people who live near the plant.”

NRC findings for safety performance are graded on a color scale, with green being the best rating and white, yellow and red representing incrementally worse performances. Depending on a plant’s ratings and the NRC inspection findings, it is placed in one of five columns, indicating the amount of NRC oversight and inspections required.

While the Davis-Besse plant maintained a green rating throughout 2014, some inspection findings placed it in the second column during the 2014’s third quarter, meaning it will be subject to more stringent NRC measures. The most recent inspection showed that the issues had been addressed, but the plant will receive further follow-up this year.

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