NRC discussing safety at Catawba nuclear plant

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators are discussing safety at a South Carolina plant that lost offsite power earlier this month.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting about the Catawba Nuclear Station in the Rock Hill City Hall Rotunda on Tuesday.

One of the station’s two reactors automatically shut down when the facility lost offsite power. Generators took over for a while, and power has since been restored.

The plant’s other reactor was already shut down for an outage, and Duke Energy says no workers or members of the public were in danger.

The NRC says the nuclear plant in York County operated safely last year and will receive normal oversight and inspections. All findings at the plant ranked lowest on the agency’s scale of safety significance.

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