Disaster Training at San Onofre Lax, Says NRC Report

The non-profit investigative news site ProPublica.org is out today with a lengthy analysis of safety reports released by the Nuclear Regulartory Agency in May, finding problems at 60 of 65 of the U.S. atomic plans inspected following the Japanese nuclear disaster.

According to ProPublica, San Onofre was one of the problem plants:

"Deficiencies in training and qualifications were identified for operators and support staff.

"Specifically, one licensed operator had not received initial training on B.5.b strategies, the maintenance general foremen had only received a walkthrough of B.5.b strategies during initial B.5.b implementation with no formal qualifications, and approximately five percent of the individuals in the emergency response organization had not received training on B.5.b strategies.

"Other deficiencies identified were associated with a lack of continuing training requirements for severe accident management guidelines strategies for operators and support staff and a lack of continuing training requirements for B.5.b strategies for support staff. These deficiencies were entered into the corrective action program. Immediate actions were taken to train and qualify personnel as required."

ProPublica has posted a copy of the full NRC report on San Onofre here:



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