Safety citation issued at Salem nuclear reactor

    PSEG’s Salem nuclear reactors are making headlines today after federal regulators found three safety failings and issued a citation.

    The Wilmington News Journal cites a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report that says the failings had a “very low safety significance.”


    They break down like so:

    A crack found to protective wire covering in 2005 hadn’t been repaired or replaced until after the Unit 2 coolant pump served by that wire malfunctioned this past June. For that, Salem was cited.
    PSGE workers took too long to notify Delaware and New Jersey officials about a July 14 unusual event. The valve that malfunctioned in that case had also malfunctioned in April.

    PSEG, which operates Salem Units 1 and 1 and Hope Creek, has not commented on the failings.

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