NRC To Discuss Changes To Wolf Creek Cooling System

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(WIBW) - Federal regulators will meet to discuss long standing design issues with the cooling system at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant.

The meeting is October 2nd at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office in Arlington, Texas. The public will be allowed to ask questions, and can phone in to participate.

At issue are problems with corrosion and pressure surges in the system's pipes. Federal regulators want to hear about plans for design modifications.

The NRC said in a news release that Wolf Creek's cooling system draws water from Coffey County Lake, pumps it to the plant's systems for cooling and then returns it to the lake. They say the water does not contact any radioactive steam or water.