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The Nation

Philadelphia Electric Co. has decided not to contest a record $1.25-million fine levied because control room operators slept on duty at Pennsylvania’s Peach Bottom nuclear plant, company officials said. The utility is expected to formally announce later this week or Monday that it intends to pay its share of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission fine, said two officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Three other utilities in New Jersey and Delaware are liable for portions of the fine because they are part owners of the plant in Delta, Pa., near the Pennsylvania-Maryland border, according to Philadelphia Electric. The fine, the largest in NRC history, was levied against Philadelphia Electric on Aug. 11.


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