Some more reactor problems

A couple of items from today’s NRC Event Reports:

1. Dresden Units 2 & 3 reported release of heated water bypassing the cooling lake yesterday. The intentuional discharge was the result of rising water levels due to the failure of a lift pump. The resultant discharge was in excess of the plant’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit under the Clean Water Act. The discharge was reported to the NRC, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Emergencvy Management Agency.

2. Indian Point Unit 3 reported a Service Water leak yesterday afternoon. The leak was apporximately 150 gallons per minute, and resulted in about three feet of water in the West Valve pit area. As a result, the reactor entered a Techncial Specification Required Shutdown. Today’s Reactor Status report indicates that shutdown is now complete.

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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