Southern Company faces fine for faking inspections at Plant Vogtle

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a $145,000 civil penalty against Southern Company for faking inspections at it's embattled plant Vogtle, according to Bloomberg.

A statement from the commission said some 13 workers at the site “did not complete required rounds to check equipment and plant conditions, but provided inaccurate documentation indicating that they had done so.”

The NRC said the false reporting happened between August to October 2016. Southern Company has 30 days to pay or appeal.

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