Last-Minute Location Change for Next Week’s Seismic Meeting

Every once in awhile, one of our public meetings will outgrow its original location and we have to find a different venue. This sort of situation gets more complicated when there’s not much time to find a new location, and that’s what happened with our meeting next week to discuss the recently announced earthquake re-evaluations of U.S. commercial nuclear power plants.

The meeting’s now being held at the San Mateo Marriott on 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo, Calif. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on April 2 and from 9 a.m. to noon PDT on April 3.

If you’re interested in the meeting but can’t make it to San Mateo, you can also participate via teleconference and webinar. For information on calling in or participating in the webinar, please contact Christopher Gratton at 301-415-1055 or

NRC staff at the meeting will talk with nuclear power plant representatives about the generic methods to meet two agency requests for information. The first calls for reanalysis of each U.S. reactor’s earthquake risk. The second requires the plants to “walk down” each reactor to identify any near-term actions for enhancing earthquake resistance. Each U.S. nuclear power plant will develop specific plans for these efforts in the near future. These measures are included in the NRC’s recent information request to all U.S. nuclear power plants, part of our ongoing implementation of changes in response to last year’s events at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Scott Burnell
Public Affairs Officer

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Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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