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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 2:58pm

Feds Probe Plant Vogtle Contractor

Updated: 1 year ago.
Federal authorities are investigating a factory that supplies parts to nuclear power plants under construction in the Southeast over allegations that employees broke quality control rules and falsified records. (photo courtesy of Southern Company)

Federal authorities are investigating a factory that supplies parts to nuclear power plants under construction in the Southeast over allegations that employees broke quality control rules and falsified records.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a subpoena in November to The Shaw Group Inc. seeking documents related to a potential violation. The existence of the probe was later made public in legal filings.

The allegations focus on a factory in Lake Charles, La., that manufactures large components for two nuclear plants now under construction, Plant Vogtle in Georgia and Plant Summer in South Carolina.

CB&I, which acquired The Shaw Group in February, said it has fully cooperated with the government, provided the requested documents and fixed the problems.