Monthly Archives: November 2012

Event Report: Michigan reactor shut down

Yesterday morning, operators at the Fermi nuclear power plant manually shut down the Unit 2 reactor after discovering “hydrogen gas in-leakage into the stator water cooling system from the main turbine generator.” Fermi officials desribed the incident as “uncomplicated” while noting … Continue reading

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Event Report: More problems at Nine Mile Point

Problems continue with the Unit 1 reactor at the Nine Mile Point nuclear plant in New York. The unit had a fire two weeks ago and an automatic reactor shutdown last weekend. Early yesterday morning, a feedwater valve opened unexpectedly. This resulted in … Continue reading

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Cajon Pass wildfire could pose threat to radioactive waste shipment

It is very difficult to determine if the Cajon Pass wildfire on I-15 in California poses a threat to the truck hauling a 797,000-pound piece of a radioactive steel from a steam generator from the San Onofre nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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Event Report update: Florida Fitness for Duty report

Yesterday, I told you that a contract supervisor at the Crystal River nuclear power plant in Florida had failed a for-cause Fitness for Duty screening. I incorrectly assumed that this meant the employee had failed a blood test after showing … Continue reading

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Update on radioactive waste shipment in Southern Califormia: “It is such a large piece of equipment the less public participation the better.”

Further proof that those in the nuclear industry live in a different world than the rest of us. Scott Andresen, a spokesperson for Southern California Consolidated Edison, told KCBS this about the 400 foot long truck containing a piece of … Continue reading

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(Not-quite-final) Victory in Maryland nuke expansion

At first blush, it looks as if the opponents of the expansion of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland have won. Foes of a third reactor for the Maryland facility had raised the issue of foreign ownership in … Continue reading

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Radioactive waste moving through Southern California on way to Utah

  One of the selling points when Waste Control Specialists made its case to the Texas Legislature for permission to build a low-level radioactive waste dump in West Texas was that most low-level waste is innocuous, consisting largely of what … Continue reading

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