Event Reports: A New Jersey reactor scrams when the unit is offline, and yet another drunken operator

From today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Reports page:

1. The Reactor Protection System for Unit 1 at the New Jersey’s Oyster Creek nuclear power plant activated unexpectedly yesterday evening. This came as a surprise because the reactor was offline at the time. The activation was caused by operator error:  “The actuation was a result of the reactor mode switch being placed from the refuel position to the shutdown position without the scram bypass jumpers installed.”

2. And a licensed operator at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania tested positive for alcohol in a random Fitness for Duty test. The operator’s access to the plant “has been restricted,” though the nature of the restriction was not specified.

These reports are so common that I need a couple of abbreviations to use as shorthand. How about PBUI for Pushing Buttons under the Influence, and SUI for Supervising under the Influence?



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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One Response to Event Reports: A New Jersey reactor scrams when the unit is offline, and yet another drunken operator

  1. Lester says:

    Oh , you do not understand , thay need to be under influance , otherwise could be impossible for them to handle the truth . It happend to Russian soldiers during second war , kind of syndrom … to alter reality .

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