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NRC: Indian Point Should Tighten Training

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

BUCHANAN, NY (AP) – An official from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Indian Point is among the nuclear power plants that needs to tighten training for a severe emergency or disaster.

Eric Leeds, who directs the commission’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, says Indian Point and other U.S. plants are safe, overall.

But he says inspectors have found many still have work to do.

He says there are concerns about whether training for severe emergencies is adequate and up-to-date.

Indian Point’s reactors were among those reviewed after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Company officials have said previously that they’d make any improvements the NRC required.
    
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