No: I-14-040 October 23, 2014
Issues Security-related Inspection Finding for Limerick Nuclear Plant,
Resulting in Increase in Agency’s Oversight at Facility
Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at
the Limerick nuclear power plant following the finalization of a
security-related inspection finding that has been classified as “greater
than green.” The twin-reactor plant is located in Limerick (Montgomery
County), Pa., and is operated by Exelon.
The NRC uses a color-coded
assessment system for inspection findings and performance indicators.
The colors range from “green,” for very low safety or security
significance, to “white,” “yellow” or “red,” for high safety or security
significance. In the case of security-related inspection findings or
performance indicators, the NRC notifies the public when the “greater
than green” threshold has been crossed. However, the agency does not
provide specifics because of the sensitivity associated with such
findings and indicators.