NRC To Review Vermont Yankee Repair Mistake

12/06/11 6:06AM The Associated Press

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to review an incident at Vermont Yankee in which both backup diesel generators were not operating at the same time.

The NRC's Neil Sheehan says both generators were out of service for about 2 minutes on Friday after a technician sent to work on one mistakenly disconnected the other from its fuel supply.

Sheehan says the plant continued to operate normally during the incident.

The generators are used in the event of a power outage. Vermont Yankee has other backup systems, including batteries and a tie to a nearby hydroelectric dam.

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