Progress Energy identified and reported EXACTLY what happened. Nothing more, nothing less. This is considered an unusual incident and is at the lowest level of a reportable condition. The nuclear industry is very highly regulated. The regulators such as the NRC have defined protocol on reportable conditions from nuclear businesses and their resolution. In the nuclear business, the safety of plant operations, personnel and the public are always the top priority. There is nothing "politically correct" about it in any shape, form or fashion.
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