NRC to hold open house on Beaver Valley nuclear plant performance review

Beaver Valley nuclear power plant
Beaver Valley nuclear power plant | Courtesy of the NRC

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold an open house on its performance review of the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant, near Shippingport, Pennsylvania, 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Shippingport Community and Municipal Building, 163 State Road 3016.

The NRC said the plant operated safely over the course of 2015, and there were no reported inspection findings that warranted anything higher than a "green" rating. The NRC uses a color code for safety significance, with green indicating low significance.

“Our annual assessments serve a valuable purpose in that they allow us to step back and size up plant performance at specific intervals, but we view oversight of each facility as an ongoing responsibility,” NRC Region I Administrator Dan Dorman said. “In the case of Beaver Valley, the plant’s current performance merits our normal level of oversight.”

The plant is owned by FirstEnergy and houses two nuclear reactors. Because of its findings, the NRC will continue its normal levels of oversight on the plant.

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