NRC Seeks Public Comments on Trojan License Termination Plan

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No. 99-272
December 30, 1999

NRC Seeks Public Comments on Trojan License Termination Plan

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comments on Portland General Electric Company's plan for terminating the operating license of its Trojan Nuclear Plant, Unit 1, located near Ranier, Oregon. Interested parties may also seek a public hearing.

The NRC issued a proposed determination of no significant hazards considerations with regard to the license termination plan. A public meeting was held on December 7 in St. Helens, Oregon, at which officials of the company presented the details of the plan and NRC officials presented a discussion of applicable regulations and inspection policy. Interested citizens asked questions and provided comments on the license termination plan.

A Federal Register notice was published December 29. Interested parties will have 30 days from then to submit comments or to request a hearing. Comments should be addressed to the Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001.

Anyone wishing to request a hearing and file a petition for leave to intervene should submit his or her request to the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff.

A copy of the termination plan is available for review at the NRC Public Document Room, 2120 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20037; and at the Branford Price Millar Library, Portland State University, 934 S.W. Harrison, Portland, OR., 92707.

The Trojan Nuclear Plant began commercial operation in May 1976 and was shut down permanently in January of 1993. The plant currently is being dismantled and decontaminated. The reactor vessel, which represented 99.9 percent of the remaining radioactive material, excluding the spent fuel, was removed from the site in August. Spent fuel is expected to be stored in a dry cask storage facility above ground at the site until a permanent waste repository is available.

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