Pennsylvania nukes emerges from refueling outage, immediately catches fire

Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Shippingport, PA, had to be shut down this afternoon after operators discovered a small fire in the turbine area of the facility. As TribLIVE.com reported:

Unit 1 had just started producing enough power to be considered “online” again Monday night after being shut down on Sept. 30 for scheduled refueling and maintenance, (FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. spokeswoman Jennifer) Young said.

I’ll spare you the weasel words that Ms. Young used to minimize the incident, but suffice it to say that it was a variant on what I consider the seven scariest words you can hear if you live near a nuclear power plant: The Public Was Never in Any Danger.

Here’s a link to the TribLIVE article: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5012927-74/fire-plant-beaver#axzz2jpEuSF5X

 

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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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