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Low-level Safety Violation Found At Millstone

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Millstone Nuclear Power Station.  (Image courtesy of Dominion.)

Millstone Nuclear Power Station. (Image courtesy of Dominion.)

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited Connecticut’s nuclear plant for a low-level safety violation.

The citation issued on Friday involves a valve for intake water used in steam generators at the MillstonePower Station.

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt tells The Day of New London that the valve is sued to isolate water flow if a pipe breaks in the feedwater system. He said the problem was first identified in 2007.

Holt said the problem stems from a flaw in the original design and modifications are scheduled for October 2014 during a refueling outage.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said it was a “green” violation on the lowest of four levels in the agency’s ranking system for safety violations.


Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com


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