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Three Mile Island Unit 1 operated safely in 2017, NRC to hold open house to discuss findings next week

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Posted 4/11/18

 

Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear power plant operated safely during 2017, and all inspection findings and performance indicators for the plant were green, or of very low safety …

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Three Mile Island Unit 1 operated safely in 2017, NRC to hold open house to discuss findings next week

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Three Mile Island Unit 1 nuclear power plant operated safely during 2017, and all inspection findings and performance indicators for the plant were green, or of very low safety significance, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NRC staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of Unit 1, operated by Exelon, during an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 17 at the Three Mile Island Learning Center, 1009 Pecks Road.

NRC staff responsible for inspections, including the resident inspectors assigned to Three Mile Island 1 on a full-time basis, will be available to discuss the plant’s performance.

Because of the findings, 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 describe 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.

The annual assessment letter for Unit 1 is available on the NRC website at www.nrc.gov. Current plant performance information is also available.