Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: III-20-007 July 14, 2020
NRC to Hold Virtual Meeting to Discuss 2019 Performance of Davis-Besse and Perry Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of two nuclear power plants in Ohio during a virtual meeting scheduled for July 23.
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant is in Oak Harbor, Ohio., and the Perry nuclear power plant is in Perry, Ohio. All the units are operated by Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.
The virtual session will begin at 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Online registration is required to participate. Following registration, a confirmation email will be sent with details on how to join the meeting. To hear the presentation, those interested must register to obtain the phone call-in number.
NRC staff responsible for plant inspection and oversight will participate, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the sites.
Davis-Besse and Perry operated safely during 2019. At the conclusion of the year, all inspection findings and performance indicators for the plants were green, or of very low safety significance. As a result, the plants in 2020 will receive the 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.
Inspections are performed by two NRC resident inspectors assigned to each plant and specialist inspectors from the Region III Office in Lisle, Ill.
The annual assessment letters for Davis Besse and Perry, as well as the meeting notice, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for the plants is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.