NRC proposes $17,500 penalty against Kewaunee nuclear power plant

 NRC proposes $17,500 penalty against Kewaunee nuclear power plant

Caption: Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) proposed a $17,500 fine against Dominion Energy Kewaunee Inc. (NYSE: D) for a security violation at the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.
 
The NRC conducted routine security inspections between June and December of 2014. NRC inspectors looked at the security requirements for the shut down power plant, conducted onsite inspections and reviewed plant documents for the unnamed security violation. Once the issue was identified, the plant took corrective actions before inspectors left the site. Commissioners proposed the civil penalty in response to the issue. The NRC said details about security-related violations are not made public.
 
The Kewaunee nuclear plant permanently shut down on May 7, 2013, and the reactor was defueled shortly thereafter.
 
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