Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: II-20-012 May 4, 2020
Contact: Roger Hannah, 404-997-4417
NRC Schedules Virtual Meeting to Discuss 2019 Safety Performance of Robinson Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the Robinson nuclear power plant during a virtual meeting scheduled for May 13.
The Robinson plant is in South Carolina and operated by Duke Energy.
The session will be held from 3-3:45 p.m., Eastern Time, with NRC employees responsible for plant inspections participating, including the resident inspectors based at the site. The meeting will be accessible via Skype. For individuals without access to Skype, the telephone conference number is 301-415-0333, passcode 3083427#.
The NRC determined that the Robinson plant operated safely during 2019 and is currently under the NRC’s normal level of oversight.
The NRC Reactor Oversight Process, which requires thousands of hours of inspection each year, 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 at the Robinson plant are conducted by NRC resident inspectors and other inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta.
The annual assessment letters for the Robinson plant, which includes upcoming inspection plans, is available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Robinson is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.