Plymouth nuclear plant could be fined after medical violations reported

By Chris Burrell
The Patriot Ledger
Posted May 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering whether to fine the operator of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station after a series of medical violations were uncovered during a 2011 inspection.

Entergy Corp., owner of the plant, must respond by June 3 to the NRC, which documented failures of medical examiners at the plant to report the high blood pressure of a reactor operator and a decision to skip stamina tests for five others.

An independent physician later determined that the operators had “temporary disabilities and associated pain (that) would have severely impaired their mobility, range of motion and physical stability to carry out operator responsibilities in an emergency.”

The NRC described such violations as happening at multiple and various times between 2008 and 2011.

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