NRC finds 2 new violations at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant

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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am

Federal inspectors checking to see if Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station is ready to restart have formally put the plant on notice about two new violations.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week said the plant did not give a proper safety classification to a series of gates used to help bring in water from the Missouri River to help cool the reactor. In addition, plant operators did not notify the NRC about changes they made to flood protection plans.

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