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NRC to Meet With Connecticut Nuclear Energy Advisory Council to Discuss 2018 Millstone Station Performance

  • Apr 16, 2019
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WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss 2018 safety performance of the Millstone nuclear power plant, operated by Dominion Nuclear, during a meeting of the Connecticut Nuclear Energy Advisory Council on April 24 in Waterford, Conn.

The NEAC meeting will be held at the Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road, from 6-8 p.m. Following a presentation, NRC staff, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will respond to questions from NEAC members and the public on plant performance and

NRC's oversight.

Both Millstone units operated safely during 2018. At the end of the year, all inspection findings and performance indicators were of very low safety significance (green). As a result, both 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.

At Millstone, inspections are performed by three NRC resident inspectors, and specialist inspectors from the Region I office in King of Prussia, Pa.

The Millstone annual assessment letter, as well as the meeting notice, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Millstone 2 and Millstone 3 is also available and is updated quarterly.

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