Entergy: Radiation Rule Violation Should Get Lower Rating

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Entergy Corp. acknowledges it didn’t follow some radiation safety monitoring procedures during a refueling of its Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan last year but says federal regulators should treat it as a low-level violation.

The New Orleans-based company presented its case at a hearing Tuesday before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Lisle, Illinois. The plant’s in Van Buren County’s Covert Township.

The commission staff said in December that some workers lacked one of the required body radiation monitors. It says that had no effect on the public’s or workers’ health.

The staff says the violation should get a “white” rating. Green is the least serious, followed by white, yellow and red.

Entergy asks that the violation get a green coding instead.

 

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