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LUSBY, Md. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says security lapses found during inspection of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant mean more inspections for the facility.

The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the NRC sent a letter to Constellation Energy Nuclear Group this week saying additional inspections will be needed. The agency did not reveal the security deficiencies, but described them as of at least low to moderate security significance. Constellation, which operates the two reactors about 70 miles south of Baltimore, has said they 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.

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