make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NRC warns of problems at Catawba Nuclear Station

READ MORE:

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- Federal inspectors have told Charlotte-based Duke Energy they've found safety problems at the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County, SC.

The Charlotte Observer reported the problems could lead to more inspections of the plant on Lake Wylie on the South Carolina-North Carolina state line.

The plant lost power to the plant April 4. Backup generators kicked in and the one operating reactor shut down safely. The other reactor already was shut down for refueling.

Duke spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Green says the utility is reviewing the report.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigation traced the problem to a programming error when electrical changes were made to the plant's two reactors. Unit 2 in February.

Green says the problem has been corrected. Both reactors are now at full power.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.