U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC): NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2017 Performance of McGuire Nuclear Power Station

Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the following announcement on March 20, 2018.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the McGuire nuclear power plant, operated by Duke Energy, during an open house on March 27 at the plant’s Energy Explorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, near Huntersville, N.C.

The open house will run from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. NRC employees responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will be available to discuss its performance. 

The NRC concluded that the McGuire plant operated in a manner that preserved public health and safety during 2017. At the end of the year, all inspection findings and performance indicators were green or of low safety significance. As a result, the two McGuire units remain under the NRC’s normal level of oversight, which entails thousands of hours of inspection each year. 

The NRC Reactor Oversight Process uses color-coded inspection findings and indicators to measure plant performance. The colors start at green and increase to white, yellow or red, commensurate with the safety significance of the issues involved. Inspection findings or performance indicators with more than very low safety significance trigger increased NRC oversight. 

Inspections are performed by two NRC resident inspectors and inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta. 

The annual assessment letter for the McGuire plant, as well as the notice for the open house, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for McGuire Unit 1 and Unit 2 is also available.

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