Regulatory Commission talks latest inspections at Brunswick Plant


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) –  Regulators want the public to know the Brunswick nuclear plant is meeting its goals. Plant officials say it’s happening as they improve energy production.

Today members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission came to show the latest inspections of the nuclear plant over the past year.

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Inspectors say the plant met most if not all safety and operations regulations. There were some minor violations, but none were deemed significant.

Duke Energy has a license to operate at the plant until the mid 2030’s.

“The outlook at Brunswick is positive,” said Galen Smith who is the NRC on site inspector of the plant. “I think the performance is slowly improving and that’s kind of what we want to see. We want to see out of a licensee that they are continuing to make improvements and not settling.”

Duke has to have approved licenses to operate the plant that the NRC provides.

Plant officials tell us the past three years have been some of the most efficient years in production history.