Update: Turkey Point reactors at reduced power in anticipation of more warm weather

As I told you yesterday, the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida has exceeded the 100 degree maximum water temperature in the facility’s canals, which serve as the Ulitmate Heat Sink (UHS) for Turkey Point’s two reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted Turkey Point a waiver of the heat limit, despite the recent death of a threatened American crocodile near the plant.

Today, Turkey Point posted an additional Event Report on the NRC’s webiste:

Peak UHS temperature reached on 7/28/2014 was 101.1 degrees F. Units 3 and 4 are currently operating at 75 percent power in anticipation of continued elevated intake temperatures.

 

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