NRC to increase oversight of Plant Vogtle

 NRC to increase oversight of Plant Vogtle

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it would increase oversight at Southern Co.'s (NYSE: SO) Plant Vogtle in Georgia for a violation pertaining to shipping containers for radioactive waste.
The NRC found that employees at the plant loaded radioactive waste into a container that was approved and tested for waste with lower radiation levels than what was loaded into the container. The NRC staff determined the issue should be classified as a white violation, or one of low to moderate safety significance.
The additional NRC inspection will provide assurances that the causes of the issue are understood and corrective actions are sufficient to prevent recurrence.

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