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Ohio nuke plant radiation prompts more oversight via Bloomberg Businessweek

By JOHN SEEWER

TOLEDO, Ohio

Nuclear regulators plan to significantly increase inspections at a reactor near Cleveland where four contractors were exposed to radiation last spring.

The plant along Lake Erie violated several safety regulations and failed to provide sufficient instructions to the workers, leading to low to moderate safety concerns, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.

The plant’s staff didn’t do enough to protect the contractors from being exposed to higher levels of radiation than are normal, said Mark Satorius, an NRC official who oversees plants in the Great Lakes area.

The agency said there was no danger to Perry Nuclear Power Plant or the public.

In addition to the stepped up oversight, the NRC said the plant’s operators also must develop corrective and preventive measures.

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