Jellyfish shut down Florida nuke

According to an Event Report submitted this morning to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, operators of the Unit reactor at the Saint Lucie nuclear plant in Florida manually shut down the reactor yesterday afternoon, following a rise in condensor backpressure caused by an influx of jellyfish into the intake structure. Power is being ramped down on the Unit 2 reactor as well, also jellyfish-related. Unit 2 power output was at 70 per cent as of this morning’s Reactor Status Report.

Additionally, Saint Lucie reported a related fish kill in excess of 1,000 pounds in the intake canal.

 

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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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