Friday, May 5, 2017
NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2016 Performance Evaluation of TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility near Tanner, Alabama
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, 3 GE Mark 1 Nuclear Reactors near Tanner, Alabama
(photo by TVA, Fair Use for non-profit news and commentary)
NRC Open House Public Meeting for the 2016 Performance Evaluation at Calhoun College's Aerospace Center near Tanner, Alabama May 3, 2017 from 6PM to 7PM.
NRC ANNOUNCEMENT ON TVA's BROWNS FERRY NUCLEAR FACILITY (in part)
Under the NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process, the agency assesses plant performance through the use of color-coded inspection findings and performance indicators, which are statistical measurements of plant performance that can trigger additional oversight if exceeded. Any inspection findings or performance indicators that are greater than green (very low safety significance) trigger increased NRC oversight. Routine inspections are performed by resident inspectors assigned to the plant. Reviews are also carried out at the sites by specialist inspectors assigned to the agency’s Region II office in Atlanta. The annual assessment letter for Browns Ferry, as well as the notice for the meeting, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 is also available.
Unit 1 Performance: https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/bf1/bf1-chart.html
Unit 2 Performance: https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/bf2/bf2-chart.html
Unit 3 Performance: https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/bf3/bf3-chart.html
Assessment Letter: https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight/letters/bf_2016q4.pdf