Multiple bolt failures found in reactor coolant system at New Jersey nuke

Delawareonline reported today:

…workers have found complete failure of all bolts securing water-pushing impellers in three of four Salem Unit 2 reactor coolant pumps, with investigations continuing inside the last.

The findings emerged after a discovery of broken parts in one of the big water-moving units forced the company to delay a post-refueling restart last month.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said Monday that all retaining bolts were found to be “sheared or failed” in three of four 30-foot-tall reactor coolant pumps in Salem 2.

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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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