ROCKVILLE -- Operations at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant are improving steadily, but not enough to remove the plant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's watch list, an NRC official says.
Regional Administrator Tim Martin said yesterday the plant is "headed in the right direction," but told the commission that Calvert Cliffs still is not in the clear.
"We need to see it work," Martin said.
Recently, the plant changed its focus to stress quality and safety, he added, with a major management reorganization in October.
"They've got the right staff with a greater emphasis on operations. Everyone is focused on the same issues," said Martin, who praised plant manager Robert Denton's managerial skills. Denton also has more authority under the reorganization, Martin said.