Friday, July 17, 2009

NRC launches special probe of Oyster Creek outage

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has started a special investigation into an emergency shutdown of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant.

Over the weekend, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station had to shut down when severe thunderstorms knocked out power to the area.

The NRC said Thursday it is trying to determine whether problems with equipment, communication or operator performance contributed to the problem.


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