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Posted: Friday, 20 June 2014 4:20PM

NRC: Palisades Falling Short On Addressing "Chilled Work Environment"

Management has not done enough at Palisades concerning the "chilled work environment" to satisfy the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Specifically, the NRC sent a letter to the plant Friday the facility is falling short of assessing and understanding the cause of the chilled work environment within the Security Department, and also has not demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the safety environment in that department. Federal regulators note in a 37-page document that they found "significant gaps" in the knowledge of security officers of the actions being taken to improve their work environment and the commitment of management to improving the safety culture. Palisades has 30 days to respond to the NRC with proof that they have taken or will take action on the Palisades Security SWCE Action Plan. Regulators determined that security staff felt that recent action to fire two supervisors was retaliation for them raising concerns, security management is unresponsive to those concerns, and the Employee Concerns Program can't be relied upon to keep employees raising issues anonymous.


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