NRC Says There Will Be No Stepped-Up Inspections At Yankee

09/13/12 5:50PM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it official that it sees no need for stepped-up inspections at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

That word comes in a letter from William Dean, Northeast regional administrator for the NRC.

He wrote to Vermont Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller.

Miller has written to the NRC twice this year to raise concerns about what she has termed human performance problems at the plant.

An NRC spokesman said last month that none of the recent problems at the plant had been rated as serious by the federal agency, and expressed doubt that the agency would subject the plant to additional scrutiny.

Dean met with Miller late last month and now has followed up with a letter saying Vermont Yankee's performance does not warrant additional NRC oversight.

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