Safety issues at Perry Nuclear Power Plant near Cleveland outlined at public hearing

Hearing scheduled Wednesday evening

PERRY, Ohio - Safety issues at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant will be outlined Wednesday evening during a public hearing in Painesville by top Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials.

The hearing follows an exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation in February 2012 detailing concerns over radiation exposure and workers inside the plant.

At the time, NRC Regional Director Chuck Casto said, "it starts to worry you about the spread--are problems spreading...There needs to be procedure changes and they need to be sustainable."

Overall, the NRC found the Perry Plant operated safely in 2012 but it will remain under "increased NRC oversight" for the remainder of 2013.

The NRC also will announce an extensive series of inspections that will continue throughout 2013.

Wednesday night's meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Quail Hollow Resort, 11080 Concord-Hambden Rd. in Painesville.


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