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Nuclear agency to hold meeting on safety of Surry plant

Wednesday - 4/18/2012, 6:06am  ET

SURRY, Va. (AP) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled an open house to discuss its annual assessment of the safety performance for Dominion's Surry nuclear power plant.

Federal regulators are set to hold the public meeting next week to answer questions on the safety performance of the plant about 17 miles northwest of Newport News and discuss the NRC's role in ensuring plant operations.

NRC officials say that overall, the Surry plant operated safely in 2011 and is under normal oversight. The NRC, however, says it has not yet finalized the significance of an inspection finding related to measurements of reactor coolant levels during some maintenance activities.

The open house will take place April 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the Surry Government Center.

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