By Associated Press - Friday, July 24, 2015

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) - Federal inspectors have finished their review of a nuclear power plant in western Pennsylvania.

The Beaver County Times reports ( a team of inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport this week. The team concluded its inspections Thursday, and a report is expected to be issued within 90 days.

The team was documenting how the plant is complying with regulations put in place after the Fukushima, Japan disaster in 2011. The United States has required plant owners to create strategies to deal with outside events since three Japanese nuclear reactors melted down following an earthquake and tsunami.

A FirstEnergy Corp. spokeswoman said Thursday the company has spent more than $136 million to enhance the safety of its three nuclear power plants.


Information from: Beaver County Times,

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