Event Reports: Illinois reactor suffers another loss of offsite power incident

Yesterday afternoon, operators at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois declared an Unusual Event due to a malfunction in the switchyard that caused the Unit 2 reactor to lose offsite power. Emergency diesel generators started following the incident, and there is no indication that a reactor shutdown is planned.

This is the same reactor that lost offsite power on January 30 2012, resulting in a reactor scram and release of radioactive steam to the atmosphere.

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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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