Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lightning strike knocks out off-site power at Illinois nuke; plant’s two units were on emergency diesel generators overnight

The Associated Press reported on Thursday, April 18: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a lightning strike knocked out power to a northern Illinois nuclear plant for several hours Wednesday night, but emergency generators kicked in to keep the site … Continue reading

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Nuclear evacuation plans may not be adequate, says new GAO report

The Associated Press reported April 10: Regulators and congressional investigators clashed Wednesday over a new report warning that in the event of an accident at a nuclear plant, panicking residents from outside the official evacuation zone might jam the roads … Continue reading

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Accident at Arkansas Nuclear kills one worker, injures eight others

The Dow Jones Newswire reported April 4: Entergy Corp. said it is making plans to restart one of its units at an Arkansas nuclear-power plant, a process that is expected to take several weeks, after the unit shut down automatically … Continue reading

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