Event Report: Massachusetts nuke shuts down due to faulty valve

Today’s  Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports included a notice that the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts was in the process of a 24-hour gradual shutdown after the discovery yesterday afternoon that a main feedwater line check valve had become inoperable. Further inspection reveals in leak in a feedwater line.

The plant’s single reactor was at 50 per cent power at the time of the valve failure, following a reduction in power after the station’s single reactor’s High Pressure Coolant Injection system had been declared inoperable. This morning’s Reactor Status report indicates that the unit is currently at 0 per cent output.



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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