The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting next week in Wake County to discuss the incident that caused the unplanned May 15 shutdown of the Harris Nuclear Plant, less than 25 miles from downtown Raleigh.
The NRC is still continuing a special inspection of the nuclear facility after plant operators discovered a flaw in the nuclear reactor that had had gone unnoticed for more than a year.
The NRC classified the problem as a degraded condition that could potentially lead to an uncontrolled radioactive release, but emphasized the situation never caused a threat to public safety.
The federal agency also said the flaw has been repaired and the plant is expected to resume operating soon. The NRC will issue a final inspection report in mid-July.