Update on Connecticut nuke shutdown

When operators at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut attempted to restart the Unit 3 reactor on Sunday, a loss of condensor vacuum forced a manual shutdown of the unit. London, Connecticut’s The Day reported that there were additional problems with the restart:

…Dominion spokesman Ken Holt (said other) unanticipated equipment problems during the refueling outage included having to send faulty valves offsite for repairs; fixing the machine that helps take fuel out of the reactor and move spent fuel rods so they can be put in wet storage for cooling; and taking longer than expected to inspect and repair piping used to cool reactor system components…

Here’s a link: http://www.theday.com/article/20111122/BIZ02/311229919/1019&town=

 

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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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