Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Press Release
No: II-16-032 August 1, 2016
NRC Sends Augmented Inspection Team to Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission today is sending an Augmented Inspection
Team to the Westinghouse nuclear fuel fabrication plant in Columbia,
S.C., to assess the unexpected accumulation of an excessive amount of
uranium-bearing material in a plant component.
Inspection Team, or an AIT, is formed to review the circumstances
surrounding significant events at NRC-licensed facilities. The
six-member NRC inspection team includes fuel facility inspectors and a
manager from the agency’s Region II office in Atlanta as well as
specialists from NRC Headquarters in Rockville, Md.