NRC discuss on safety performance of St. Lucie & Turkey

19 May 2020

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the St. Lucie and Turkey Point nuclear power plants during a virtual meeting scheduled for May 19. 

The NRC Reactor Oversight Process, which requires thousands of hours of inspection each year, 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 at the St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants are performed by NRC resident inspectors and other inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta.

The annual assessment letters for the St. Lucie plant and the Turkey Point plant, which include upcoming inspection plans for the plants, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for St. Lucie Unit 1, St. Lucie Unit 2, Turkey Point Unit 3, and Turkey Point Unit 4 is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.