DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Begins Special Inspection at Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Dec. 18.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the Grand Gulf nuclear
power plant to review events that led to, and occurred following, an unplanned shutdown on
December 12. The plant, operated by Entergy Operations, is located in Port Gibson, Miss.
The plant was operating at full power when operators noticed an unexpected increase in reactor
power and decided to shut down as a precautionary measure. The reactor was safely shut down but
some equipment issues occurred that the agency wants to better understand.
The two-member NRC team will spend about a week on site developing a chronology of the
event, and evaluating the licensee’s cause analysis and the adequacy of corrective actions. An
inspection report documenting the team’s findings will be publicly available within 45 days of the end
of the inspection.
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