The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still looking at an emergency water spray valve that was found to be bad during a LaSalle Station inspection two months ago.
Senior Resident Inspector Robert Ruiz says other nuclear power plants have the same valve, so it’s important to know what went wrong.
Ruiz says every part that goes into a nuclear power plant is documented carefully.
There wasn’t a problem at LaSalle Station. The Unit 2 reactor was shut down for maintenance and refueling when the problem was found.
So the inspections did what they were supposed to do by finding the bad part before it became a problem.