Electrical Fault At Nuclear Plant Prompts Review
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting an inspection at Entergy's River Bend nuclear plant following a May 24 problem with a main pump.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/JCQ04U ) that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a four-member inspection team to investigate an electrical fault that occurred in a main pump.
"Workers reported seeing some smoke around the reactor feed pump and the plant's fire brigade was dispatched, but no fire was reported," the agency said.
The NRC says there were no radiological releases and no emergency action declaration needed because the plant is in safe shutdown.
Katie Damratoski, a spokeswoman at River Bend, said regulators are helping "review the circumstances around our recent safe shutdown to ensure we understand the issue fully."
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com