Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: II-20-014 May 7, 2020
Contact: Roger Hannah, 404-997-4417
NRC Schedules Virtual Meeting to Discuss 2019 Safety Performance of St. Lucie and Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants during a virtual meeting scheduled for May 19.
The two-unit St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants are in Florida with both plants operated by Florida Power & Light Co.
The session will be held from 3-4 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 3519083#.
The NRC determined that the St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants operated safely during 2019 and both plants are 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 St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants are performed by NRC resident inspectors and other inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta.
The annual assessment letters for the St. Lucie plant and the Turkey Point plant, which include upcoming inspection plans for the plants, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for St. Lucie Unit 1, St. Lucie Unit 2, Turkey Point Unit 3, and Turkey Point Unit 4 is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.