NRC Report Details Problems with Cooling System at Farley Plant

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A federal investigative report says a pair of equipment failures left a cooling system at the Farley Nuclear Plant partially disabled for more than seven hours.

The report by the Nuclear Regulatory Ccommission was made public Thursday.

The problem occurred in early September. The report says the problem didn't directly endanger the public.

But an agency spokesman, Ken Clark, says the problem could have led to trouble had an accident occurred before repairs were made, an agency spokesman said.

The 34-page report was produced by an inspection team that reviewed equipment problems at Farley Nuclear. The plant is on the Chattahoochee River near Dothan.

Officials with Southern Nuclear Operating Co., which operates the plant, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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