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.