Violations Found at CT Nuke

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 01:05 PM gHale

There are three apparent violations from 2011 at the Millstone nuclear power complex in Waterford, CT, said officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Two of the violations are under consideration for escalated enforcement.

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An agency spokesman one finding involves a “willful violation” regarding changes made to a safety report that left out information, making it “not complete and accurate.”

Spokesman Neil Sheehan said NRC staff found the violations at Unit 2 during a review of a license amendment request, made by Millstone owner Dominion.

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt called the apparent violations “historical in nature” and said they “do not reflect our current performance.”

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued a statement calling the apparent violations “simply unacceptable” and urged Dominion to fully cooperate.

The following is the governor’s statement:

“I have been briefed by staff and DEEP Commissioner Klee. Dominion Power needs to fully cooperate with federal regulators in this probe. My team will work closely with the federal government and with the NRC to ensure this site remains compliant with all laws and regulations. Any deviation from that – anything that puts residents at risk – is simply unacceptable to me and unacceptable for the State of Connecticut.”

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