Three U.S. Nuclear Plants Get Poor Marks from NRC


Officials with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to hold a public hearing May 31 on the safety record of the Arkansas Nuclear One power plant in Arkansas, whose two units are among three cited by the agency for poor performance and other problems in its annual assessment of the nation’s nuclear fleet.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts, which has been dogged by equipment and other problems over the past several months and has been offline most of this year, also is listed as a Category 4 plant by the NRC. Entergy already has said it will close Pilgrim by mid-year 2019.

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Source: Power Magazine