published Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

241 violations issued to Alabama nuclear plants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A congressional study expected to be released later this month shows that two nuclear power plants in Alabama racked up 241 safety violations between 2000 and 2012.

The Government Accountability Office report obtained by the Associated Press shows that Browns Ferry in Decatur was issued 141 safety violations during the time period. According to the report, six of the violations were for higher-level offenses.

According to the report, Plant Farley, in Ashford, was also issued 100 violations between 2000 and 2012.

On a national level, the number of safety violations that were issued at nuclear power plants varied dramatically from region to region. The report suggests that the regional disparities could be linked to inconsistent enforcement of regulations.

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