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Wolf Creek / NRC Issues Confirmatory Order Over ‘Wilful Misconduct’

By David Dalton
22 July 2019

NRC Issues Confirmatory Order Over ‘Wilful Misconduct’
The Wolf Creek nuclear power station in Kansas. Photo courtesy NRC/Flickr.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a confirmatory order to the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company, documenting actions to implement programmes designed to prevent “wilful misconduct by employees”, a statement said.

Following an investigation at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Burlington, Kansas, the NRC determined that a maintenance worker and a supervisor falsified a record regarding the cleaning and inspection of the reactor’s control rod drive mechanisms (CDRMs) on 31 October2016.

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