Event Report: Control room containment problem at Illinois nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission received a notice today from the LaSalle nuclear power plant about a potential safety problem. The Illinois nuclear power plant reported a “condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a safety function needed to control the release of radioactive material and mitigate the consequences of an accident.” Following completion of troubleshooting on the control room ventilation system, a controller on the system was mistakenly left in the open position. This resulted in a loss of control room pressure, rendering the control room secondary containment inoperable. Proper pressure was restored within 14 minutes of discovery of the anomaly, and an investigation is underway.

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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