Feds Say Ohio Nuclear Plant Needs To Improve Safety


UPDATED: Saturday January 26, 2013 2:39 PM

Federal regulators want the nuclear power plant in northeast Ohio to show more improvement in worker safety programs.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials say the improvements made at the Perry plant in Lake County aren't enough to address problems. Special inspectors spent months at the plant last year to check on charges made since a 2011 incident that briefly exposed contractors to radiation. They weren't hurt, but officials say the incident could have been avoided.

Cleveland's Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/Usys4r ) that regulators have told the FirstEnergy Corp.-owned plant that it must make more improvements in worker training and procedures, or face more intensive investigations.

A plant spokeswoman says the plant is well on its way to meeting the goal.

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