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Failure of two main valves in NC nuclear power plant cause serious safety concerns

Posted: May 11, 2012 |   Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in Wake County.

Inspectors want to assess the failure of two main steam isolation valves in April.

According to officials, the plant was in the process of cooling down for refueling when the valves failed to close. The valves are critical in certain accident scenarios.

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