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Special inspectors evaluate condition of Shearon Harris plant

Posted May 22, 2013

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— A special inspection team from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began work Wednesday at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in southwest Wake County.

Duker Energy, owner and operator of the plant, shut it down last week after the discovery of a quarter-inch crack in a reactor sensor.

NRC inspectors were expected to spend about a week determining how the crack developed, how the utility responded and whether there are lessons to be learned and applied at other nuclear plants.

They will issue a report in about 45 days.


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  • gr8Brit May 23, 2013

    It's just as well they didn't have to call the Town of Cary Inspections and Permits customer service "women" to schedule the inspection, it would never get done.

  • bubbaOK May 23, 2013

    A public relations nightmare, if it's still on line and productive, whassamattu, sadly, pathetically.

  • SeaDog May 23, 2013

    hope the inspectors brought their fine-tooth combs.

  • AtALost May 22, 2013

    Something was overlooked for a full year?? This must be wrong. Surely nothing like this can happen with the rigorous oversight power companies put into everything. Nuclear power, fracking, etc. can never have disastrous outcomes. Of course nothing leaked and it never will until someone with radiation poisoning comes forward. Until then - deny deny deny.

  • rushbot May 22, 2013

    Good! Come on NRC, save us from any risk of a 3 mile island event!!!