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      Regulators discuss safety at Richland Co. nuclear fuel plant

      COLUMBIA (WACH, AP) -- Federal regulators are scheduled to discuss safety at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel plant on Bluff Road in Lower Richland County.

      The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a news release that it will meet with Westinghouse management on Wednesday to talk about the results of a safety review. The meeting will be held at the State Museum in Columbia and is open to the public.

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      Regulators reviewed Westinghouse's performance for 2009 and 2010. The review concluded that the company operated in a safe manner, but said actions taken by Westinghouse to address violations from 2009 were not effective.

      Are you concerned about about living close to several nuclear sites in the Midlands? Leave a comment below to weigh in.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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