- Created on Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:06
- Written by USNRC
Atlanta, Georgia - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a meeting for Monday, February 24 to discuss the Westinghouse Fuel Facility’s modified plans for withstanding earthquakes.
The Westinghouse facility, which fabricates fuel assemblies for commercial power reactors using low-enriched uranium dioxide, is located near Columbia, S.C.
At the meeting, Westinghouse officials will provide the results of the facility’s Seismic Improvement Plan. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan, NRC encouraged all nuclear fuel facilities to re-analyze their ability to withstand a significant seismic event.