SC utility slow to fix nuclear safety equipment
Progress Energy Carolinas faces increased federal oversight as a result of problems cited by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a recently issued notice of violation.
Progress Energy Carolinas provided false information and failed for months to fix important nuclear safety equipment at its Darlington County power plant last year, federal regulators said.
The utility company faces increased federal oversight as a result of problems cited by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a notice of violation issued Tuesday.
Company officials say Progress did not try to mislead federal regulators and company workers attempted to fix problems discovered in a generator during the fall of 2008. The problems have now been resolved, said Andy Cole, a spokesman for Progress.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.