NRC To Boost Oversight At Kansas Nuclear Plant

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday it would step up oversight of the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas after finding that a power system failure at the plant in January carried “substantial” safety risks.

The NRC slapped the plant’s operators with a “yellow” finding due to the incident, meaning the plant will face increased inspections and will move onto an NRC watch list that includes six other nuclear units with degraded performance.

The NRC’s reactor oversight process ranks inspection findings in four categories, with...
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