Flying debris knocks out reactor at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is located in Maryland

ABC News reported a little while ago:

Hurricane Irene sent a nuclear reactor offline late Saturday night.  That’s according to the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group.
 
Constellation says a heavy gust of wind knocked a large piece of aluminum siding from the building.  The siding came in contact with a main transformer.
 
The company says all employees are safe, but an “Unusual Event” was declared. 
 
Link: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/eastern_shore/hurricane-irene-knocked-a-nuclear-reactor-offline-at-calvert-cliffs

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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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