NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION: NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant 2017 Safety Performance

Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following announcement on May 10.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant, operated by Talen Energy, during an open house on May 17 in Berwick, Pa.

The open house, which will be held at the Susquehanna Energy Information Center, 634 Salem Blvd., will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. NRC staff responsible for inspections, including the resident inspectors assigned to Susquehanna on a full-time basis, will be available to discuss the plant’s performance.

Susquehanna operated safely during 2017. At the conclusion of 2017, all inspection findings and performance indicators for the plant were green, or of very low safety significance. As a result, the plant will receive the normal level of oversight in 2018. This oversight 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 agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa.

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

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