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Plant Hatch among safest nuclear power plants in America

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TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

Federal inspectors said Wednesday that Plant Hatch is among the safest nuclear power plants in America.

Representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in Vidalia for their annual assessment meeting to go over inspection results. Hatch is located along the Altamaha River on the Toombs/Appling County line.

Joey Ledford, a spokesperson for NRC, said the plant graded in the Licensee Response column - the highest of their five categories.

"Our safety assessment was that Hatch performed in a way that protected public health and safety and the environment and met all of our objectives.," stated.

Ledford said the NRC maintains two on-site inspectors who work full time at Hatch.

In addition, the plant underwent five major team inspections for emergency preparedness, cyber security, license renewal, problem identification, and a triennial fire protection inspection during 2013.

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