Nuclear Safety (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Pennsylvania|
|Name||Nuclear Safety (Pennsylvania)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Primary Website|| http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/radiation_protection/6004
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
The Nuclear Safety Division conducts a comprehensive nuclear power plant oversight review program of the nine reactors at the five nuclear power sites in Pennsylvania. It also monitors the activities associated with management and disposal of a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in Pennsylvania and provides planning and support for Bureau response to incidents involving nuclear power plants and/or radioactive material in Pennsylvania.
This oversight responsibility includes routine site visits and safety review activities, off-hour surveillance, review of all license amendments, evaluation of generic and specific nuclear safety issues, participation in nuclear power plant emergency exercises, and the inspection of radioactive waste shipments. The Radiation Protection Act established a fee system which requires the nuclear utilities in Pennsylvania to pay for the costs associated with the implementation of this program. Each nuclear utility pays to the Department an annual amount of $550,000 per reactor site. There are currently nine operating nuclear power plants on five different sites in the Commonwealth.
|Contact Name||Rich Janati|
|Department||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division|| Nuclear Safety Division
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||RADIATION PROTECTION ACT of Jul. 10, 1984, P.L. 688, No. 147|
|Date Enacted|| 1984
|Authority 2:||Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Act of Feb. 9 1988, P.L. 31, No. 12|
|Date Effective|| 1988