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Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to undergo increased federal scrutiny
Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to undergo increased federal scrutiny

The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant will face increased regulatory oversight after an August finding that a miscalculation on the operators' part could have led to an unnecessary emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday released the final results of its Aug. 8 inspection of the twin-reactor facility in Lusby, 70 miles south of Baltimore, which reported that Exelon Generation Co. had made a mistake of "low to moderate" safety significance. Radiation detectors replaced a year ago on the main steam lines for the plant's Unit 2 were set to trigger an alarm at a radiation level 100 times lower than would be...

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