NRC plans Tuesday Vogtle meeting

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting Tuesday, April 19, to discuss Plant Vogtle’s annual safety evaluation and assessment.

The meeting, which begins with an open house at 6 p.m. and includes a presentation at 6:30 p.m., covers only the site’s two existing units – and not the additional reactors planned in the future.   There will be a question and answer session after the presentation. The meeting will be held in the Burke County Public Library, 130 Ga. Highway 24 S. in Waynesboro, Ga.

The Vogtle plant, which has two pressurized-water reactors, is located near Waynesboro, about 26 miles southeast of Augusta. It is operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co.

Overall, the NRC staff concluded that the Vogtle plant operated safely in 2010, and there were no inspection findings or performance indicators that would cause the NRC to increase its level of oversight and inspection. Based on the plant’s performance, the NRC staff plans to continue the detailed routine or baseline inspections all nuclear power plants receive.   

 

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