Event Report: Operators scram Illinois nuke following turbine trip

The Unit 2 reactor at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois has been shut down since January 31, following a loss of offsite power incident. On Monday of this week, repairs had been completed, and operators were attempting to power up the reactor.

During startup, there was a problem with steam turbine pressure, which resulted in a turbine trip. Since the reactor was at less than 30 per cent power, no automatic reactor trip occurred. Because of the pressure increase, the Byron control room staff entered emergency procedures and scrammed the reactor.

Byron did not tell the NRC how long they thought the unit would be out of service.

 

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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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