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Feds to boost oversight of Millstone Power Station in Waterford after security review

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WATERFORD — Federal regulators say they will be increasing their oversight over the Millstone Power Station nuclear complex in Connecticut after finding a security problem following an inspection in November.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the increased oversight Friday. Officials didn’t disclose the security problem, saying such information is sensitive.

The NRC said Millstone’s problem rated a low-significance “greater than green” on a scale ranging from green for very low safety or security significance to red for high safety or security significance.

Millstone’s two working nuclear reactors in Waterford generate more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 500,000 homes.

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt told The Day newspaper that officials at Millstone’s parent company, Dominion of Richmond, Virginia, are reviewing the finding and have not decided whether to appeal.