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Leak-plagued nuclear plant gets blessing of federal safety regulators, despite concerns via The State

BY SAMMY FRETWELL Despite a five-decade history of leaks and spills at the Westinghouse atomic fuel factory near Columbia, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is downplaying the possibility of major environmental damage at the site over the next 40 years. … Continue reading

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More problems uncovered at nuclear fuel plant near Columbia via The State

COLUMBIA, SC An atomic safety investigation at a Columbia nuclear fuel factory uncovered additional problems this week as inspectors discovered more radioactive material had built up in the plant than they previously knew about. An air pollution control system pipe … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: 3 Westinghouse workers burned in Columbia plant incident Friday via The State

COLUMBIA, SC Steam that erupted from a wash tank at the Columbia Westinghouse nuclear fuel production plant injured three workers early Friday morning, closed the final fuel rod assembly area and triggered an internal investigation, a plant spokeswoman told The … Continue reading

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