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Spokeswoman: Texas A&M Nuclear Reactor Staffing Fixed

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    Texas A&M University Academic Building, College Station, Texas.

    A federal regulatory agency says it won't revoke Texas A&M's license to operate a nuclear reactor that was left understaffed.

    A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman on Monday told the Bryan-College Station Eagle that the university immediately took steps to correct the technical violation.

    A report filed with the commission states the reactor operator left the control room under the supervision of a trainee and an electronic technician on Friday. It states the facility was improperly staffed for less than three minutes.

    The spokeswoman says the operator's absence did not pose a threat to the public.

    She says Texas A&M has a license to operate the 1-megawatt reactor with a licensed operator monitoring at all times.