A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York faces charges of faking records to hide the contamination of fuel for backup generators.
The U.S. attorney’s office said Daniel Wilson ended up arrested Tuesday for violating rules of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
The complaint said Wilson was chemistry manager at the Indian Point plant in February 2011 when diesel fuel for emergency generators contained excessive particulate matter.
The complaint said Wilson faked a re-test of the fuel in 2012 to show an acceptable level of particulates. The complaint also said he then lied about what he did.
Wilson’s attorney was not immediately available. The NRC said there was no evidence the misconduct went beyond Wilson.
If convicted, Wilson faces up to seven years in prison.