DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Schedules Open House to Discuss St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant Performance
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on April 10.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for April 18 to provide
information and answer questions regarding the safety performance of the St. Lucie nuclear power
plant, including the recent annual assessment letter covering all of 2018.
The open house will run from 6-7 p.m. at the plant’s Energy Encounter, 650 S. Ocean Dr.,
Highway A1A, Gate B, in Jensen Beach, Fla. NRC employees responsible for plant inspections,
including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will be available at the open house.
The two-unit St. Lucie plant, operated by Florida Power & Light Co., is located approximately
10 miles southeast of Fort Pierce, Fla.
The NRC concluded that the St. Lucie plant operated in a manner that preserved public health
and safety during 2018. At the end of the year, all inspection findings and performance indicators were
green or of low safety significance. As a result, the two St. Lucie units remain under the NRC’s 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 the NRC resident inspectors and inspection specialists from the
NRC Region II office in Atlanta.
The annual assessment letter, which includes upcoming inspection plans for the plant, is
on the website and is updated on a quarterly basis.
Original source can be found here.