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.