NRC names new inspector for Surry nuke power plant

SURRY, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power’s nuclear power plant in Surry is getting a new inspector from federal regulators.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it has assigned Clinton Jones as the resident inspector at the facility 17 miles northwest of Newport News.

At least two inspectors are assigned to each U.S. commercial nuclear plant to serve as the NRC’s eyes and ears at the facility. Jones joins senior resident inspector Phil McKenna at the site.

They conduct inspections, monitor major work projects and interact with plant workers and the public. Resident inspectors can serve at a reactor site for up to seven years.

Jones joined the NRC in 2012 as a project engineer. He previously worked as a civilian engineer for the Navy.

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