P. M. BRIEFING : Seabrook’s No. 2 Executive Fired
The Seabrook nuclear plant’s No. 2 executive has been fired one week after low-power testing was abruptly suspended because of improper control room procedures, a spokesman said today.
George Thomas, a vice president in charge of nuclear production at the $6-billion reactor, was relieved of all plant duties on Thursday because of “inappropriate management actions” after the June 22 reactor shutdown, plant spokesman Ron Sher said.
He would not specify what actions by Thomas led to the firing, saying only that Thomas was in the control room as an observer at the time of the shutdown, and that the problem with Thomas came after the shutdown, not before.