Plymouth: Public Meeting Tonight on Pilgrim Power Plant Performance

This evening, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will provide details on its annual assessment of safety performance at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant during a public meeting in Plymouth.

At this meeting. The NRC will also discuss the results of a team inspection conducted at the plant last fall in response to two “white”, known as low to moderate safety significance performance indicators, received by the plant.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, at 180 Water Street in Plymouth.

The NRC says determinations on plant performance are based on a combination of inspection findings and performance indicators utilized by the NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process. The findings and indicators are classified by color, ranging from “green,” for an issue of very low safety or security significance, to “white,” “yellow” or “red,” representing high safety or security significance.

Pilgrim, which is owned by Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc., operated safely during 2014. However, the plant was under additional NRC scrutiny because of two performance indicators transitioning to “white” in 2013.

Last fall, a team of NRC inspectors traveled to Pilgrim to evaluate whether the issues behind the unplanned shutdowns had been satisfactorily addressed.

The eight-member team found that although the company’s problem identification, evaluation and corrective action plans were generally adequate, deficiencies still existed in the implementation of corrective action plans.

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