Nuclear Regulatory Commission praises nuclear plant operations - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Nuclear Regulatory Commission praises nuclear plant operations

(Hartsville-AP) March 25, 2005 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers at the H.B. Robinson Nuclear Station in Hartsville reacted well in shutting down the reactor when a leak occurred last fall.

Paul Fredrickson with the NRC in Atlanta was at the plant yesterday to deliver the public safety assessment for the station, operated by Progress Energy. Fredrickson says a leak occurred October 12th when the packing in a valve malfunctioned in the reactor's cooling system.

Robinson's performance indicator was lowered from green to white for the final quarter of 2004. Green is the best of four levels, white is one step lower. The NRC says the leak posed no harm to Robinson employees or the public.

The plant got a green rating for the rest of the year.

Posted 9:11pm by BrettWitt

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