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Safety concerns as counterfeit parts found in U.S. nuclear reactors.

Counterfeit parts have been discovered in U.S. nuclear plants, potentially increasing the risk of a safety failure, the inspector general of the federal nuclear industry regulator said in a report released on Thursday.

The report is a blow to a U.S nuclear industry that has shrunk in recent years due to competition from renewable power and plants that burn natural gas and lingering public concerns following high-profile mishaps includinga 2011 tsunami at Japan’s Fukushima plant.

“Counterfeit parts are safety and security concerns that could have serious consequences in critical
power plant equipment required to perform a safety function,” the report from the inspector general’s office of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) said.

 Reuters 10th Feb 2022

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/counterfeit-parts-present-many-us-nuclear-power-plants-inspector-general-2022-02-10/

February 12, 2022 - Posted by | safety, USA

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