Feds Hit Entergy for Nuke Plant Violations

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 02:03 PM gHale

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., and Entergy Operations, Inc., received a confirmatory order documenting actions they agreed to take to implement programs designed to prevent willful misconduct at their fleet of seven operating nuclear power plants.

As a result of investigations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Port Gibson, MS, Entergy identified an examination proctor deliberately compromised examinations by providing inappropriate assistance to trainees; workers did not perform required rounds to check equipment and plant conditions, and workers deliberately provided inaccurate documentation indicating they had done so.

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Entergy requested the Alternative Dispute Resolution process with the NRC to discuss corrective actions.

The process uses a neutral mediator with no decision-making authority to assist the NRC and its licensees in coming to an agreement.

Following a meeting Feb. 6 with Entergy officials, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Order documenting actions the company agreed to take.

In addition to Grand Gulf, the Entergy fleet includes Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, AR, Indian Point 2 and 3 in Buchanan, NY, Palisades in Covert, MI, Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA, River Bend in St. Francisville, LA, and Waterford in Killona, LA.



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