NRC: Nine Mile Point reactor problems resolved

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 26, 2013 at 2:02 am •  Published: December 26, 2013

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators say they're satisfied the operator of a nuclear power plant in central New York has addressed problems that led to four unscheduled reactor shutdowns last year.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it did a special inspection at Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba (SKREYE'-buh) last month because of the shutdowns from July to November 2012.

The agency says it determined Constellation Energy Nuclear Group successfully determined the causes of the shutdowns known as "scrams" and took steps to prevent the problems in the future.

It cited the example of 14 actions the company took after the collapse of a lightning arrestor took a reactor out of service.

The NRC had classified the problems as "low to moderate safety significance."

Scriba is on Lake Ontario, 33 miles northwest of Syracuse.


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