Event Reports: Fire in Ohio, coolant leak in South Carolina

Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports:

1. Early this morning, the Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio declared an alert after a fire was detected in an auxiliary building housing safety related equipment. The apparent cause of the fire was water leaking on a breaker, causing an arc. The fire was extinguished, and the event terminated after slightly more than two hours. The reactor was in cold shutdown at the time of the incident.

2. Also this morning, operators at the Brunswick nuclear power plant in South Carolina declared an Unusual Event and manually scrammed the Unit 2 reactor after discovering a reactor coolant leak in excess of ten gallons per minute. The leak fell to 3.73 gallons per minute once the reactor ramped down and pressure decreased. Cause of the leak has yet to be determined.

 

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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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