NRC Schedules Meeting in Piketon to discuss USEC Lead Cascade Facility

April 23, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a public meeting in Piketon, Ohio, 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. The meeting will be open to the public and the news media, and 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. The NRC staff review determined that USEC continued to conduct its activities safely and securely, protecting public health and the environment.

The NRC 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 this 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,” said NRC Region II Administrator Victor McCree. “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.