Event Report: Automatic shutdown at South Carolina nuke

The sole reactor at the Robinson nuclear plant in South Carolina shut itself down Wednesday afternoon following a turbine trip. The auxiliary feedwater pumps activated during the incident. The reactor had been at 55 per cent power prior to the event.

The pressurized water reactor at the Robinson facility came online in 1971 and has been authorized to operate through July 31, 2030. The facility also houses a coal-fired plant and a combusion turbine unit.

 

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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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