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Nuclear Regulatory Commission holding open house April 29 at FPL Energy Encounter Building

By staff report

HUTCHINSON ISLAND — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for April 29, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency’s assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant.

The plant, operated by FPL, is at 6501 S. State Road A1A.

The open house is informal and scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in the FPL Energy Encounter Building.

NRC staff will be available to answer questions on the safety performance of the plant, as well as the NRC role in ensuring safe plant operation.

The NRC found that the St. Lucie plant met all safety objectives during 2008 and performance at both units was at a level that resulted in no additional NRC oversight.

This year, the NRC plans to continue to conduct the very detailed inspections required at those plants operating well. In addition to the detailed routine inspections, the agency will complete some generic inspections ranging from operator licensing examinations to spent fuel storage to ground water protection.