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NRC, Haddam Neck Managers to Discuss Plant Decommissioning Work


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I-98-25

March 4, 1998

NRC, HADDAM NECK MANAGERS TO DISCUSS PLANT DECOMMISSIONING WORK

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with managers of the Haddam Neck nuclear power plant on Wednesday, March 11, to discuss decommissioning activities at the Haddam, Conn., reactor. Plant owner Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co., a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, announced in December 1996 that it was permanently shutting down the facility.

Among the topics to be discussed are the upcoming decontamination of the plant's reactor coolant system, plans for spent fuel storage on site and the reclassification of safety systems. In addition, plant managers will provide a status report on the facility's radiological protection improvement program.

In March 1997, following several breakdowns in radiological controls at the plant in recent years, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Action Letter confirming actions the utility agreed to take to rectify the problems. The CAL remains in effect, though the agency agreed last November to lift some restrictions on radiological work based on progress made by the utility.

Decontamination and removal of all plant structures and systems, with the exception of the spent fuel storage building, are scheduled for completion by the end of 2002.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the plant's Energy Information Center, on Injun Hollow Road. It will be open to the public for observation. NRC officials will remain afterwards to answer questions.

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