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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRC schedules public meeting to discuss performance of Brunswick Nuclear

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 21, to discuss the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2011 at the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Progress Energy, is located near Southport. Full story...
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NRC releases report on potential uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington

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video The public got the chance Thursday night to hear more about a proposed uranium enrichment plant to be built at the GE Hitachi plant in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC hosts public meeting on proposed uranium enrichment plant tonight

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hosts a meeting tonight to discuss the recently issued Safety Evaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC reviewing Shearon Harris nuclear plant in NC

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing operations at the Shearon Harris Nuclear station near Raleigh to try to determine why two safety valves failed to close last month when the plant was shut down for refueling. Full story...
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NRC schedules meeting with Global Nuclear Fuel

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to meet with a Wilmington company about an apparent violation. The NRC has scheduled a pre-decisional enforcement conference with Global Nuclear Fuel for April 4 to discuss an apparent violation of NRC requirements related to an issue with the company's criticality warning system. Full story...
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NRC says building uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington safe

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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N&O: Unqualified Progress Energy workers caused fluke mishap at Brunswick nuclear plant

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Nuclear safety officials have concluded that a fluke mishap last year at Progress Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant near Wilmington was caused by the lack of worker qualification for more than a decade. Full story...
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NRC will keep closer eye on Brunswick nuclear plant

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has determined that fuel oil tank rooms serving the Brunswick nuclear plant’s emergency diesel generators were not properly protected from possible flooding, a finding of “low to moderate safety significance” that will result in increased NRC inspection and oversight of the facility. Full story...
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NRC starts special inspection at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will launch a special inspection at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear power plant to assess the circumstances surrounding an event on Wednesday that required operators to shut down the Unit 2 reactor. Full story...
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Global Nuclear Fuel won't contest NRC fine

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Federal regulators wants to fine a Wilmington-based Global Nuclear Fuel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $17,500 civil penalty against Global Nuclear Fuel–Americas LLC for violations of NRC requirements related to a March incident at the fuel manufacturing facility. Full story...
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