February 1, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Federal regulators are at a South Carolina nuclear fuel plant investigating a spill of wastewater containing uranium.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday a team had arrived at the Westinghouse Electric Co. plant near Columbia.
The NRC says about 200 gallons of wastewater containing ammonia and uranium spilled Jan. 24 after a pump failed. No workers were injured or needed medical attention.
The team is examining Westinghouse's response and will issue a report in about a month.
Westinghouse's 550,000-square-foot plant near the Congaree River makes fuel rods for nuclear power stations across the country. Regulators said in October the public faced little danger from 25 pounds of low-enriched uranium pellets reported missing from the plant several months earlier.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.