Regulators to inspect nuclear power plant in North Carolina

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection at Progress Energy’s (NYSE: PGN) Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina after two main steam isolation valves failed in April.

The plant had shut down and was in the process of cooling for refueling on April 21 when two main steam isolation valves failed to close. One of the valves was closed a little more than 30 minutes later, while the other valve took three hours to close.

The on-site inspection will take several days, and a report documenting the results should be issued within 45 days of completion of the inspection.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...