Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: III-18-030 November 28, 2018
NRC Schedules Regulatory Conference to Discuss
Preliminary Inspection Finding at Clinton Nuclear Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with Exelon Generation officials on Nov. 30 to discuss a preliminary inspection finding regarding the licensee’s failure to follow multiple procedures to ensure an emergency diesel generator was operable during a recent refueling outage at the Clinton nuclear power plant, located in Clinton, Ill.
The 1 p.m., meeting will be open to the public and will be held at the NRC’s Region III office, located at 2443 Warrenville Road, Suite 210, in Lisle, Ill. A phone bridge line is available at 1-877-952-8632, passcode 13959#. Following the NRC’s discussion with Exelon, members of the public will be able to ask questions of agency staff.
The NRC inspection report documents the apparent violation, preliminarily determined to be of low to moderate (white) safety significance. The NRC evaluates regulatory performance at commercial nuclear plants with a color-coded process that classifies inspection findings as green, white, yellow or red in order of increasing safety significance.
The NRC officials will not make a decision on this issue at the meeting, rather they will carefully review the information provided. The decision will be documented in publicly available correspondence.