Federal Inspectors Find Security Deficiencies At Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

LUSBY, Md. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says federal inspectors found security deficiencies at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said the agency could not reveal what was found or why the inspection was conducted between Jan. 26 and July 13. The NRC spokesman said the finding was of “at least low to moderate significance,” and further NRC attention could be warranted.

Constellation Energy, which operates the two reactors about 70 miles south of Baltimore, said the deficiencies were promptly corrected. The special inspection was the second at the plant in two years.

An inspection was also conducted last year after a leaking roof allowed melting snow to drip onto electrical equipment, causing both reactors to automatically shut down.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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