DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC Issues Confirmatory Order to Farley Nuclear Power Plant to Address Issues Related to the Handling of Safeguards Information
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Jan. 30.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a confirmatory order to Southern Nuclear
Operating Co.’s Farley nuclear power plant near Columbia, Ala., located approximately 18 miles south
The order is the result of an agreement reached during an Alternative Dispute Resolution
mediation session completed on Sept. 22, 2018, involving the handling of safeguards documents
containing restricted plant security information.
Southern Nuclear officials chose to participate in the agency’s alternative dispute resolution
program to resolve the enforcement issues. The NRC ADR process is facilitated by a neutral third party
with no decision-making authority, who assists the NRC and the company in reaching an agreement.
The ADR session resulted in two agreements: that deliberate misconduct of a former employee
represented a violation of NRC requirements; and on corrective actions to preclude recurrence of the
The actions outlined in the confirmatory order apply to the Farley site as well as all other
Southern Nuclear sites.
The NRC will not issue violations or civil penalties because of the corrective actions and
improvements contained in the confirmatory order. Southern Nuclear is required to provide the NRC
with a letter discussing its basis for concluding that the terms of the order have been satisfied.
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