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Correction: Nuclear Safety-Nebraska story

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm •  Published: June 19, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In a June 17 story about federal regulators' concerns over how workers responded to problems at a Cooper, Neb., nuclear power plant, The Associated Press mischaracterized how the regulators felt about some of the plant operator's decision-making. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission felt that some of the Nebraska Public Power District's decision-making hadn't been conservative enough, not that it had been too conservative.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Regulators raise concerns about Neb. nuke plant

Regulators say utility needs to improve how workers respond to problems at Cooper nuke plant


Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say the utility that runs the Cooper nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska needs to improve how workers respond to problems.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said Monday they plan to meet with the Nebraska Public Power District on June 26 to discuss concerns inspectors identified last year.

The NRC said that Cooper's overall performance is acceptable, but regulators to know what NPPD has done to improve the way problems are analyzed and addressed.

NRC spokeswoman Lara Uselding said the utility hasn't always fully addressed the root causes of some problems at Cooper, located near Brownville on the Missouri River, about 70 miles south of Omaha. The NRC didn't provide any specific examples of the problems at Cooper in regulatory letters outlining the concern.

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