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Frank Lewis

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a public meeting in Piketon on April 25 to discuss results of the agency’s most recent review of USEC Inc.’s American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 7525 U.S. 23 in Piketon, and will be open to the public. NRC staff members will be available to answer questions after the business portion of the meeting.

The NRC staff assessed USEC’s performance last year in the areas of safety operations, radiological controls, facility support and other areas. According to the NRC staff review USEC continued to conduct its activities “safely and securely, protecting public health and the environment.”

The NRC said they found no areas needing improvement during the performance review period. Due to that performance level, NRC inspections at the facility during the next review period are being conducted at the normal level of inspection for that type of nuclear fuel facility, and no additional inspections are required.

“The NRC inspects nuclear fuel facilities such as USEC’s Piketon facility and monitors their performance on an ongoing basis,” NRC Region II Administrator Victor McCree said. “We issue inspection reports and hold these meetings near each facility to discuss our oversight and answer any questions local residents may have.”

A copy of the review for the USEC facility in Piketon is available on the NRC website, www.nrc.gov.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.

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