2010-06-29 Two NRC Meetings in SLO on Tuesday, June 29

On Tuesday, June 29, the NRC will be holding two public meetings in San Luis Obispo regarding Diablo Canyon. Both meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 333 Madonna Road.
When 09:00 AM 09:00 PM Jun 29, 2010
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There will be an informal Open House from 10am – 1pm during which time experts will be available to answer questions on the safety performance at the plant and issues regarding seismic, security, radiation safety, and license renewal. There will be no formal presentation during the Open House. A “Town Hall” style meeting will take place between 6pm - 10pm. “Each year, the NRC assesses the performance of all of the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants,” said Region IV Administrator Elmo E. Collins. “The open house gives us an opportunity to meet with local residents for informal discussions. The Town Hall meeting has worked well in the past in fostering discussions between members of the public and the NRC. We look forward to meeting with members of the community and answering questions they may have regarding issues related to Diablo Canyon.” A letter sent from the NRC Region IV Office to plant officials addresses the performance of the plant during 2009 and will serve as the basis for the afternoon discussion. It is available on the NRC web site at: http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/LETTERS/diab_2009q4.pdf Additionally, the NRC has identified a negative trend at Diablo Canyon regarding problem identification and resolution. “While you have implemented a range of substantial corrective actions to address the cross-cutting theme, these actions have yet to prove effective in mitigating the continuing trend,” the NRC said in its letter to PG&E. “We will monitor your progress in addressing this cross-cutting issue through baseline inspections, including semi-annual trend reviews and the biennial problem identification and resolution team inspection. This substantive cross-cutting issue will remain open until we determine that corrective actions have resulted in sustained improved performance.” Current performance information for Diablo Canyon Unit 1 is available on the NRC web site at: http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/DIAB1/diab1_chart.html Unit 1 http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/DIAB2/diab2_chart.html Unit 2 The NRC plans to videotape the Town Hall meeting, which will be broadcast at a later date on SLO-Span, the San Luis Obispo County government cable access channel. Hope you can attend~