Event Report: Illinois nuke shuts down after steam valves fail

Yesterday afternoon, operators at the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois were ramping down the station’s sole reactor in preparation for refueling. At 16 per cent power, the reactor scrammed on high steam dome pressure after the main steam valves unexpectedly closed. The reactor is currently in Hot Shutdown mode at 0 per cent output. An investigation is underway to determine why the steam valves failed.



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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