N&O: Unqualified Progress Energy workers caused fluke mishap at Brunswick nuclear plant
RALEIGH, NC (NEWS & OBSERVER) — Nuclear safety officials have concluded that a fluke mishap last year at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant near Wilmington was caused by the lack of worker qualification for more than a decade.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its preliminary findings yesterday, but the federal safety agency is continuing its investigation to determine the safety significance of the incident.
The unusual mishap that shut down the Brunswick Unit 2 reactor last November may be the only such incident in U.S. nuclear history.
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