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No. I-07-060

Contact:Diane Screnci, 610/337-5330

††††††††††††††† Neil Sheehan, 610/337-5331

 

November 26, 2007

 

 

NRC SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETING FOR DEC. 3 ON RESULTS

OF FOLLOW-UP SECURITY INSPECTION AT PEACH BOTTOM NUCLEAR PLANT

 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, to discuss the preliminary results of a follow-up inspection on security issues at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant. The plant is located in Delta (York County), Pa., and operated by Exelon.

 

The meeting, which will be between NRC staff and Exelon, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Peach Bottom Inn, at 6085 Delta Road in Delta. It will be open to the public for observation and there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pose questions and comments to NRC staff members before the meeting is adjourned.

 

A four-member NRC team was at Peach Bottom during the week of Nov. 5 to conduct the inspection. The inspection was a follow-up to an Augmented Inspection Team (AIT) review carried out by the NRC at the plant in September to determine whether there had been inattentiveness on the part of security guards there. The AIT confirmed there had been multiple occasions on which multiple security officers were inattentive.

 

While the focus of the AIT was fact-finding, the purpose of the follow-up inspection was to assess the significance of any findings, evaluate Exelonís root-case analysis of the inattentiveness issues and determine if its corrective actions are sufficient to prevent recurrence. The follow-up inspection team included specialists from the NRCís Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa., its Region IV Office in Arlington, Texas, and its headquarters in Rockville, Md.

 

A report on the inspection teamís findings will be issued within 30 days after the Dec. 3rd meeting.

 

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