Event Report update: Comanche Peak reactor scrammed

Yesterday, I told you that Unit 1 at the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant in north Texas experienced an unexpected activation of the reactor’s emergency systems. Despite the problems, the plant continued to operate the reactor at 100 per cent of rated power.

Early this morning, the situation got worse. Operators were forced to manually scram the reactor  due to rising temperatures in a bearing in a coolant pump.

The reactor is now shut down and investigation of the cause of both incidents is ongoing.


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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