Friday, February 26, 2016

NRC Creates Web Page on Increased Oversight of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has established a page on the agency’s website containing information about the agency’s increased oversight of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant.

In September 2015, the NRC announced that Pilgrim had moved to Column 4 of the Action Matrix used to determine the level and types of inspections to be performed at any given plant. Pilgrim, which is located in Plymouth, Mass., made that transition after an inspection finding designated as “White,” or of low to moderate safety significance, was finalized for the facility. The finding overlapped with two earlier findings that were also of low to moderate safety significance, resulting in an NRC determination that the plant should be in Column 4, also known as the Multiple/Repetitive Degraded Cornerstone Column, and therefore subject to additional oversight.

Among the items on the web page are background information, schedules, NRC correspondence related to the increased oversight, inspection reports and other key documents. As the oversight process moves forward, newly released documents will be added to the page.

The exact address for the web page is: oversight.html.

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