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Nuclear Regulatory Commission to give public report on Wolf Creek

February 26, 2012

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— The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting to address a recent inspection report on Wolf Creek nuclear power plant near Burlington.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the meeting is scheduled for March 6 in New Strawn to discuss the report that was done after the plant experienced an off-site power loss on Jan. 13.

The federal agency says the power loss resulted in the failure of a main generator electrical breaker and the loss of power to a startup transformer, temporarily cutting the plant’s connection to the electrical power grid.

The NRC says emergency diesel generators were automatically activated and powered all safety systems normally. The event lasted about three hours.

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