Electrical fires at Seabrook, Nine Mile Point

Two East Coast nuclear plants reported small electrical fires to the NRC today.

Yesterday morning, the Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire declared an Unusual Event due to a fire in the Residual Heat Removal vault. The fire was in a transformer providing power to an elevator. It took just over an hour to secure the panel and end the Unusual Event.

Early this morning, an indication of rising carbon monoxide levels forced an evacuation of all personnel in the Unit 1 drywell at Nine Mile Point in New York. The fire in this case was again in an elevator system. This incident also caused the issuing of a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE.) After about 45 minutes, the fire was declared under control, and the event terminated. CO2 levels are now back to normal levels.

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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