Aerial of Koeberg power station.  Must credit :  Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town
Aerial of Koeberg power station. Must credit : Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town

Three Koeberg managers suspended

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Aug 10, 2016

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Johannesburg - Eskom has suspended three senior managers at the Koeberg power station, the power utility said on Tuesday.

“Eskom has placed the Koeberg Power Station Manager and the Plant Manager on precautionary suspension as a result of the distribution of documentation containing unauthorised facts and assumptions relating to Koeberg’s Production Plan and in particular, the steam generator replacement.

“The potential prejudice caused to Eskom by the unauthorised actions of the suspended personnel, is currently being assessed,” Eskom said in a statement.

Further details were not immediately available.

In an unrelated incident, Eskom said a drone crashed on the Koeberg site, which led to the suspension of the third senior manager.

The power utility said that this was in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations. The drone was returned to its owner.

“Eskom has subsequently suspended the Koeberg safety officer as a precautionary measure to fully investigate the incident. The matter has also been reported to the SAPS as Koeberg is a National Key Point,” Eskom said in the same statement.

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