NRC says Vogtle employees falsified inspection reports, proposes $145K fine via UtilityDive

Dive Brief:

  • The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing to levy a $145,000 civil penalty on Southern Nuclear for violations that occurred at the Vogtle nuclear facility in Georgia in 2016.
  • Regulators say employees at the plant failed to complete required checks of the facility and equipment on multiple occasions, but then indicated in logs that the inspections had been completed.
  • In addition to operating Vogtle’s existing pair of generating units, Southern Nuclear is project manager at the site overseeing development of two additional units. Despite delays and cost overruns, Georgia regulators voted unanimously to allow the company to continue work on the facility last year. […]


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