Safety at River Bend Plant
POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:14pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 3:14pm
ST FRANCISVILLE, La (NBC33) — While nuclear reactors in Japan are still at risk tonight - leaders at River Bend Nuclear Plant are watching things thousands of miles away, and in their backyard.
The plant has been around for decades. We spent some time there to see how prepared they are in case something were to happen.
The workers at the plant have a 2 year training course before they're even certified to work at River Bend.
After that training - workers are back in the classroom every 6 weeks.
Just like after Pennsylvania's 3 Mile Island accident in 1979, River Bend hopes to learn from what's happening in Japan to make their plant even safer.
"One of the trademarks of the nuclear industry in the us is that we take lessons learned and incorporate them as we move forward", says Barry Cox, Site Vice President.