Event Report: South Texas nuke shuts down

Reactor 2 at the South Texas Nuclear Project shut down early yesterday morning due to a turbine trip and generator lockout. The unit’s Auxiliary Feedwater system activated following the turbine trip. A steam dump valve failed in the open position during the incident.

Unit 2 had just returned to full power following a refueling outage. The reactor is in Hot Standby mode.

South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) has promised a press release on the matter, but as of this hour, the statement has not been posted to the STPNOC website.

More information when it becomes available….

 

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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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