Maryland nuke shut down following leak in monitoring system

SoMdNews.com just reported:

A leak from a monitoring instrument line on Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 resulted in the second shutdown of the unit in the same week.

The leak from a reactor coolant pump differential-pressure sensing line, which is for monitoring purposes only, was first noticed July 17, according to a news release from Neil Sheehan, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission public affairs officer.

After the initial leak, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group shut down the unit for maintenance. However, during a check Saturday, plant spokesman Kory Raftery said, the crews noticed the same small drip. The unit again was shut down, and maintenance crews are “replacing the whole [tubing],” Raftery said.

Here’s a link: http://www.somdnews.com/article/20120725/NEWS/707259759/1057/calvert-cliffs-shuts-down-unit-1-again&template=southernMaryland

Calvert Cliffs’ two pressurized water reactors came online in 1975 and 1977, and are scheduled to run through 2034 and 2036, thanks to an NRC license extension.

 

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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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