The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting with South Carolina Electric and Gas Company to discuss the risk significance of an apparent violation related to construction of new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
NRC inspectors say they found that the anchorage and spacing of rebar used to reinforce concrete in the floor and walls of the units did not comply with code requirements.
The violation has initially been classified as “white,” which means it has low-to-moderate safety significance.
The regulatory agency uses color-coded inspection findings to assess construction performance. The colors start with green and escalate to white, yellow or red, based on the significance of the issues.
Inspection findings are updated on the NRC's website each quarter.
The meeting to discuss the apparent rebar violation at the power plant in Fairfield County will be held at NRC offices in Atlanta on April 30th, although no decision on the the final safety significance or any possible enforcement action will be made at that time.