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Safety violation charged at Calvert Cliffs

The

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

has charged Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant with a safety violation after an employee "deliberately became inattentive" — meaning he was caught napping — last year in the room housing diesel generators for use in an emergency.

Kory Raftery, spokesman for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, said Tuesday the employee was promptly dismissed after a supervisor discovered him, and the company does not intend to challenge the NRC's findings.

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The federal agency said it appeared to be an isolated incident and classified the infraction as of very low safety significance.

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