NRC Regional Office Webinar to Discuss Agency Steps on Palisades Water Tank
No: III-13-027 CONTACT: Vika Mitlying, 630-829-9662 Prema Chandrathil, 630-829-9663 July 9, 2013 NRC Regional Office Webinar to Discuss Agency Steps on Palisades Water Tank The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region III office will hold a webinar on July 16 to discuss the agency’s response to the leak from the safety injection refueling water tank that occurred May 5 at the Palisades nuclear plant near South Haven, Mich.. The office, located in Lisle, Ill., will present information about the NRC’s close monitoring of the plant’s actions to identify the source of the leak and conduct repairs to ensure the tank’s safety going forward. The plant returned to service June 17 after the tank was repaired. NRC inspectors independently verified the condition of the tank before Palisades could start up. Even though there is no current evidence of leakage from the tank, NRC Resident Inspectors at the plant continue to monitor its condition through visual examinations and other reviews. “We remain committed to the high level of openness and engagement with the public,” said Region III Administrator Charles Casto. “This webinar will give us an opportunity to talk to participants about issues we know are of interest to the community and answer questions.” The webinar will be held at 5:30 p.m EDT. Participants will be able to view presentation slides prepared by NRC staff and submit questions in writing over the Internet. Interested members of the public must to register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/431957345 or follow the instructions on the meeting notice in order to participate. If you need assistance with registration, call 888-259-8414.