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NRC To Outline Findings At NC’s Harris Nuke Plant

By Ran Northam Posted June 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

RALEIGH – Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors will publicly share what they discovered when they inspected early signs of corrosion and cracking inside a reactor vessel’s covering at a North Carolina nuclear plant.

Duke Energy Corp. began powering up the Shearon Harris plant Friday. The discovery of a quarter-inch trouble spot led the company to shut down the plant for more than three weeks.

The plant is located just more than 25 miles southeast of Chapel Hill.

Duke Energy and the NRC say there was no evidence of radiation leakage. The NRC inspectors will hold their hearing Thursday.

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