BOSTON GLOBE: Andersen, Travis, Pilgrim nuclear plant staff said to be ‘overwhelmed’, Boston Globe, Dec 8, 2016. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/12/07/internal-nrc-memo-outlines-concerns-pilgrim-nuclear-plant/GFRYcbdBRgwo4PulROZBYN/story.html.
[excerpted] Staff at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station appear to be “overwhelmed” and struggling to improve performance at the facility, which has a poor safety record and is set to close in less than three years, according to an internal memo from a federal regulator made public on Tuesday.
The memo, authored by Donald Jackson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, indicated that inspectors had found a “safety culture problem’’ during their ongoing review, along with problems with maintenance, engineering, and the reliability of equipment at the 44-year-old plant.
Jackson’s memo was inadvertently sent to an environmental advocate, who forwarded the message to the Cape Cod Times. The newspaper posted the memo online Tuesday....