NRC names new inspectors at Oconee nuclear plant

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:11 PM

SENECA, S.C. (AP) -- Regulators have chosen two new resident inspectors for a South Carolina nuclear plant. 

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it has picked Ed Crowe and Gregory Croon to work at the Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca. 

The NRC says Crowe has been with the agency since 2001 as a project engineer in Arlington, Texas. He has also worked at plants in Alabama and Arkansas. 

Croon has been with NRC since 2011 as a project manager in Atlanta. Before that, he was in the U.S. Air Force and worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Two billion dollars in upgrades are planned to protect Oconee's three reactors for the next 20 years. Duke Energy operates the plant and says it has provided stronger protection against fire, flood and tornadoes.

 

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