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Feds warn NJ nuclear plant operator over firing

Federal regulators are worried that a security manager's firing from a job at a nuclear plant could deter employees and contractors from questioning safety at one of the nation's largest nuclear power stations. Full story

NRC: Minor violation for missed NC nuke plant flaw

Analysts hired to look for flaws inside a Duke Energy Corp. nuclear plant might have missed a tiny crack near the reactor core that went undetected for a year because they worked for weeks without a day off and may not have worked independently, a report Thursday by federal regulators said. Full story

NRC: TVA nuclear plant still needs improvement

The Tennessee Valley Authority has fixed the immediate problems that led to a serious safety violation at its Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama, but it must still demonstrate long-term improvement, federal regulators said Thursday. Full story

Nuclear board rules San Onofre restart requires public input

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An independent nuclear regulatory panel on Monday called for a full public hearing on the proposed restart of one of the two damaged San Onofre nuclear reactors, a move that will delay Southern California Edison's plan to run the plant this summer. Full story

First terror drill at U.S. nuclear plant a success: officials

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The first simulated test of a terrorist attack on a nuclear power plant was a success, federal officials said on Friday of the event that was coincidentally scheduled a day after the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. Full story

Nuclear plant inspections need to improve: report

(Reuters) - More than one-third of U.S. nuclear power plants suffered safety-related incidents over the past three years, and nuclear regulators and plant operators need to improve inspections to prevent such events, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in a report on Thursday. Full story

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A mother and her son hand out information sheets during a public meeting held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the restarting of the San Onofre Nuclear power plant in Capistrano Beach
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