WASHINGTON, May 11 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss the agency's annual safety performance assessment of the Perry nuclear power plant during an in-person public meeting scheduled for May 19. The single-unit plant, located in Perry, Ohio, is operated by Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.
The meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Eastern time, at Perry Public Library, 3753 Main St., in Perry. NRC staff responsible for plant inspection and oversight, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will participate in the discussion.
The NRC determined that Perry operated safely during 2021. All inspection findings and performance indicators were green or of very low safety significance. As a result, Perry remains under the NRC's normal level of oversight. This oversight 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 two NRC resident inspectors assigned to each plant and specialist inspectors from the Region III Office in Lisle, Illinois.
The annual assessment letters for Perry and the meeting notice (https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg?do=details&Code=20220494) are available on the NRC website (https://www.nrc.gov/. Current performance -https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/docket-chart.html?docket=PERR1&quarter=2021Q4). Current performance information for the plant is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.