Pilgrim Worker Falsified Records: NRC

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 05:02 PM gHale

Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, MA, faces possible punishment from federal regulators because a former security officer admitted to skipping his hourly fire watches then falsifying records to make it appear as if they been completed.

In a letter to Entergy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said its investigators found the security officer skipped more than 200 fire watches from 2012 to 2014.

OH, PA Nukes Shut Down
LA Nuke Undergoes Special Inspection
Investigation into WA Nuke Allegations
MA Nuke Down after Storm

An NRC spokesman said Entergy could end up assessed a civil fine of up to $140,000 per day per violation, but at this point a civil penalty will likely not end up assessed.

Entergy said its own investigation reached a similar conclusion. The employee ended up fired. Entergy is still considering how it will respond.

As it stands right now, Pilgrim will close by 2019.