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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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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NRC fines GE-Hitatchi $45K over NC nuke test site

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined a General Electric nuclear facility in North Carolina $45,000 for what the agency said were multiple violations including management shortcomings. Full story...
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Global Nuclear Fuel halts production after safety system failure

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Global Nuclear Fuel in Castle Hayne has halted its fuel making operation after a malfunction with its alarm horns during a test. Full story...
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NRC held meeting on Brunswick Nuclear Plant safety

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting today after assessing the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission sends special inspection team to Global Nuclear Fuel plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a Special Inspection Team to Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC, to examine the circumstances associated with an event in which the licensee failed to maintain required process control over a small quantity of enriched uranium. The nuclear fuel manufacturing facility is located in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC to review uranium-enrichment plant plan

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is formally reviewing GE-Hitachi's application to build a uranium enrichment plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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