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02-042
For Release: June 20, 2002

Sally V. Harrington
Media Relations Office
216/433-2037
Sally.V.Harrington@nasa.gov


NOTE TO EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

What: Media Briefing and Tour of Closed Reactor Facility

During the past three years, NASA's Glenn Research Center has been planning to decommission the closed Reactor Facility at its Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved NASA's Decommissioning Plan and the project is now underway.

Questions will be answered after the briefing and during the tour, including NASA's commitment to the health and safety of the public, the workers, and the environment throughout the project.

When: Wednesday, June 26 - 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Plum Brook Station, 6100 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio

Who: Tim Polich, Decommissioning Project Manager Keith Peecook, Senior Project Engineer and other key Decommissioning Team Members

RSVP: No Later Than Friday, June 21 to the Media Relations Office at NASA's Glenn Research Center 216-433-2901

Tour Notes: Cameras are welcome. Cameras and all other equipment are subject to scanning/screening for health and safety purposes on entrance and departure from the closed Reactor Facility.

Low-heeled shoes and cotton or other natural fiber clothing is recommended. Synthetic fabrics could result in additional time to be surveyed on departing the facility. Safety glasses and hard hats are required and will be provided to participants.

For further information regarding the briefing and tour or directions to Plum Brook Station, contact Sally Harrington or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901.

Information about the Decommissioning Project is located at http://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/pbrf or on the toll-free, 24-hour Decommissioning Information Line at 1-800-260-3838.

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