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.

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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.

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