Entergy officials will meet with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on April 4 to discuss an incident last year when there was a loss of air conditioning in the control room at River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville.
The commission did a special inspection at the facility to review a problem on March 9, 2015, when there was a loss of air conditioning caused by electrical and mechanical equipment problems, according to a news release from the commission Wednesday.
“Loss of air conditioning in the control room could cause a failure or malfunction of vital plant equipment,” according to the commission news release.
During this review, the commission looked at the facility’s maintenance practices and found the company didn’t do enough to determine any increased risk with working on the air conditioning to the plant’s control room.
Preliminary findings indicate the problem represented a low to moderate safety problem that could require more inspections, regulatory actions or oversight. No final decision on the safety significance has been made, but a decision will be announced later.
The meeting at 1 p.m. on April 4 is open to the public and will be held in Arlington, Texas. People also can listen to the meeting by calling (888) 790-5880 and entering the pass code 2144018.