Westinghouse Atomic Fuel Factory Scrutinized For Safety Violations

A meeting to discuss the atomic safety of a Columbia atomic fuel factory will be held by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday. 

The NRC cited Westinghouse fuel plant for a safety violation after a uranium buildup was discovered at the nearly 50-year-old plant last summer. A second buildup was reported in late 2016. The plant had to shut down for several months to fix the problem.

 A spokesperson from the NRC told The State that the plant has addressed the uranium problems, but they could be in trouble for negligence. 

Tuesday's meeting will take place at the State Museum on Gervais Street at 6 p.m.


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