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April 11, 2012

NRC to meet on Seabrook N-plant April 26

SEABROOK — Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with the public in Hampton, N.H., on April 26, part of the commission's annual assessment of the safety performance of the NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant.

The meeting runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at One Liberty Lane Conference Center, 815 Lafayette Road (Route 1).

According to the notice issued by the NRC's Region 1, which has jurisdiction over Seabrook Station and other nuclear plants in the Northeast, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the NRC's March 5, 2011, assessment of the safety performance at Seabrook Station. NRC staff will be available, in an informal setting, to answer questions from members of the public and discuss issues or concerns related to Seabrook Station, as well as specific performance issues at the plant and the commission's role in ensuring safe plant operations.

A description on the 2011 annual assessment letter regarding Seabrook's performance during 2011 can be found in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) with Accession Number ML12061A239. ADAMS is accessible from the NRC website at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.

Additional information relative to the NRC's annual assessment process and the safety performance of Seabrook Station can be found on the NRC's website at: http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/index.html.

Attending the meeting for the NRC will be: Christopher Miller, director, Division of Reactor Safety; Arthur Burritt, chief, Division of Reactor Projects, Branch 3: William Raymond, senior resident inspector, Seabrook Station; Joe DeBoer, acting resident inspector, Seabrook Station; and Meena Khanna, branch chief, Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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