NRC schedules meeting to discuss construction at Louisiana Energy Services

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the quality verification process utilized by Louisiana Energy Services (URENCO USA) in the construction of its National Enrichment Facility, located five miles east of Eunice, N.M.

NRC and LES officials will discuss the quality verification process used by LES in the construction of the Cylinder Receipt and Dispatch Building and the proposed construction plans for the Separations Building Module 1005 at the facility.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. EDT in the NRC’s Region II office, located at 245 Peachtree Center Ave., NE., Suite 1200, in Atlanta. The public is invited to observe and NRC officials will be available to answer questions. Portions of the meeting will be closed to the public because the staff has determined that some information to be discussed is proprietary in nature.

LES was granted a license by the NRC in 2006 to build a uranium enrichment facility, the first in the nation to utilize centrifuge enrichment technology. Although construction continues, the facility began limited operations in June 2010.