Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Spent Fuel Missing

Newscom via Topix:
Southern Nuclear confirmed late Monday that a small quantity of spent nuclear fuel was still missing from a power plant in Baxley, Ga.

The company said in a statement that an in-depth inventory at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant failed to account for 18 inches of used fuel, which amounts to a little over an ounce, and discounted the possibility of theft.