Nuclear Regulatory Commission Holding Open House on Thursday

Oswego, NY – Members of the community who are curious about how the government oversees the nuclear power plants near Oswego have a chance to find out Thursday.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are holding an open house at the Scriba Town Hall from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

People can find out how NRC performs safety inspections or investigations at Nine Mile Point One and Two and the James A. Fitzpatrick Plant.

Spokesman for the NRC, Neil Sheehan said the setting will be very casual and the officials will be able to discuss anything plant-related.

"These are highly trained inspectors who are really our eyes and ears of the plants. They're out there on the front lines. They're the inspectors who everyday walk around the plant looking at the control room, check over logs, sit in on plant meetings. Their job is to make sure that we're kept up to speed," said Sheehan.

Sheehan said officials at Fitzpatrick discovered low levels of tritium around their reactor building and haven't located its source.

According to Sheehan, it's not a danger to the public and may be a topic of discussion at the open house.