The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has taken the only nuclear power plant in Kansas off of its special "watch list" for plants with problems needing closer scrutiny, but some new issues have arisen.
The NRC has listed Wolf Creek in the “degraded performance” category for more than a year. That’s the next-to-the-lowest of four ratings. Those problems have been resolved, and the plant has been upgraded to normal status.
Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 4:53 pm
Missouri's sole nuclear power plant is back online after being shut down for more than three weeks.
Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center was taken off line July 26 after an electrical arc caused a small fire. The plant resumed operations Sunday morning. Spokesman Cleve Reasoner says the arc was triggered when a ventilation louver came loose and got too close to the power cables.