V.C. Summer nuclear plant expansion cited by NRC for violation

The NRC found that the anchorage and spacing of rebar in the floor and walls of a new unit at the V.C. Summer nuclear station didn’t comply with code requirements, according to a news release posted today on the agency’s website.

The NRC will hold a meeting on April 30 to discuss the finding, which has been initially classified as having a low to moderate safety significance, the agency said in the release.

SCANA Corp.’s South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) utility is building two new reactors near Jenkinsville, South Carolina, about 26 miles northwest of Columbia, South Carolina.

The safety violation was classified as white, indicating a low to moderate safety significance. Any decision regarding the final safety significance of the finding or potential enforcement actions will be announced at a later date.

Construction crews completed on March 11, 2013, placement of the nuclear island basemat for Unit 2 of the power plant. This was the first new construction nuclear concrete to be poured in the U.S. in three decades, according to SCE&G.

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