Three nuclear plants oversight

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission increased oversight of three U.S. nuclear power plants as part of a regular safety review.

The plants were identified by Reuters as the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station (500 MW Combustion Engineering pressurized water reactor) in Nebraska, the Robinson Nuclear Plant (714 MW Wastinghouse pressurized water reactor) in South Carolina and Wolf Creek (1,170 MW Westinghouse pressurized water reactor) in Kansas. Three other unidentified reactors targeted for additional oversight were taken off the list.

The plants “required significant additional oversight, but continue to operate safely,” said Scott Burnell, a commission spokesman, in the article.

The NRC said in a release that power plants warrant additional oversight when safety issues identified by the regulator haven’t been resolved within a reasonable amount of time or if the underlying issue is of high significance.

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