Westinghouse making changes at South Carolina plant

May 10, 2017 - 7:06 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. say they are making changes at their nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina to improve operations.

The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/2qqm3Wi) company officials told a public meeting Tuesday that the changes should prevent any more hazardous accumulations of uranium at the plant south of Columbia.

Westinghouse said it's made extensive improvements to an air pollution control device and is conducting more rigorous inspections.

The company says it's also improved training and is encouraging employees to report any safety concerns.

Federal regulators said last summer there was the potential for an accident that might injure workers at the 48-year-old plant because of a buildup of uranium in the pollution control device.

Regulators said there was no danger to the public from the problem.


Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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