The Nuclear Safety Section conducts a comprehensive nuclear power plant oversight review program at the five nuclear power sites in Pennsylvania. This oversight responsibility includes routine site visits and safety review activities, off-hour surveillances, 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.
Contacting the Nuclear Safety Division:
Phone: (717) 787-2163 | Fax: (717) 783-8965