NRC to hold webinair Tuesday to discuss review of Palisades
Caroline MacGregor July 15, 2013 | WGVU The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission’s Region III office will hold a webinar on July 16 to discuss
the agency’s response to the leak from the safety injection refueling water
tank that occurred May 5th at the Palisades nuclear plant near South
spokeswoman, Victoria Mitlying, says information will be presented about the NRC’s
close monitoring of the plant’s actions to identify the source of the leak and
conduct repairs to ensure the tank’s safety going forward.
returned to service June 17 after the tank was repaired. NRC inspectors assessed
the condition of the tank before Palisades was given the go ahead to resume power.
"We're not taking anything for granted; our resident inspectors at the plant actually go up on the roof and walk around the tank and do visual inspections and review the information to make sure there are no indications so we continue to monitor the condition of the tank closely for the foreseeable future."
Even though no current evidence of leakage from the tank, NRC resident inspectors
at the plant continue to monitor its condition through visual examinations and
other reviews. Congressman Fred Upton toured Palisades shortly after the
facility went back on line.
Administrator Charles Casto says the NRC remains committed to engagement with the
public and says the webinair will afford participants a chance to learn about specific issues of interest.
will be held at 5:30 p.m EDT. Participants can view presentation slides prepared
by NRC staff and submit questions in writing over the Internet.
information on how to register can be found at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/431957345 If you need
assistance with registration, call 1-888-259 8414.
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