DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Proposes $232,000 Fine to Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Dec. 20.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a $232,000 civil penalty to Wolf Creek
Nuclear Operating Corporation for a Severity Level II violation related to retaliation against a contract
employee who reported a safety concern at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington,
The violation of NRC requirements for employee protection is related to the contract employee
filing a condition report during Wolf Creek’s 2016 refueling outage, as well as raising concerns directly
to plant management. The NRC’s investigation concluded that the plant retaliated against the contract
employee with an adverse employment action.
NRC staff met with company representatives on Sept. 10 to discuss the violation in a
pre-decisional enforcement conference. Company officials contested the violation while also providing
the NRC with information about long-term corrective actions.
The company has 30 days in which to dispute the fine or request involvement of a neutral thirdparty
mediator to resolve the issue.
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