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Audit: Ill. EPA missed some nuclear inspections

Posted by wlpo on February 24, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency failed to conduct some of its quarterly inspections of nuclear power plants.

The state auditor general reported Thursday that four nuclear plants did not get all of the required inspections during the past two years. They were Braidwood, Dresden, Byron and LaSalle.

The EPA is supposed to check for radioactive substances that may leak into water supplies. That has happened at two Illinois nuclear plants.

A spokesman says the Illinois EPA has now hired another employee and is on track to check all the plants every three months this year and in the future.


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