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U. S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, REGION I

475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406

CONTACT: Diane Screnci (610)337-5330/ e-mail: dps@nrc.gov
Neil A. Sheehan (610)337-5331/e-mail: nas@nrc.gov

I-97-126

September 23, 1997

NRC TO HOLD PRESS BRIEFING ON DECOMMISSIONING OF MAINE YANKEE

Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, September 30, regarding the decommissioning of the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant. The briefing will begin at 2 p.m. in the corporate office building in Brunswick, Maine.

Among the topics will be NRC regulations for decommissioning a nuclear power plant, agency oversight provided during such work and issues specific to the shutdown and dismantlement of Maine Yankee.

The press briefing will be a prelude to an October 7 public meeting regarding the Maine Yankee decommissioning process. That session will begin at 7 p.m. at the Wiscasset Middle School.

In early August, the plant's owners voted to permanently close the 810-megawatt reactor. Later that month, the plant submitted to the NRC, as required, a Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report. It calls for major decommissioning activities at the plant to be completed approximately three and a half years after the cessation of operations.


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