Pilgrim Station is still lowest-rated, but passes NRC inspection
As expected, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station passed the inspection.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released its final report of an inspection stemming from the power plant’s worst in the nation safety rating and while the plant remains in that category, “Pilgrim’s programs and processes support nuclear safety,” according to a statement released by NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan.
Nontheless, the NRC did find several issues of what it calls “very low-level safety significance.” Several of the problems centered around management of PNPS, including one finding that criticized “ineffective leadership” that lead to it being in its present status.
Another noteworthy finding, one the NRC found slightly more severe than the others, was related to an emergency diesel generator radiator blower fan. A new part, according to Sheehan, was not properly reviewed, resulting in an oil leak. That put the generator out of commission for longer than deemed acceptable.
Read the report.