Event Report: Illinois nuke scrams after emergency system activates

Exelon’s LaSalle nuclear power plant informed the NRC that yesterday afternoon, the Illinois plant’s Unit 2 reactor scrammed, that is, shut itself down automatically, following an unexpected activation of the Reactor Protection System. According to the report on today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Reports page, the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System has been activated and the reactor water level is being maintaine through use of the Low Pressure Core Spray System. The reactor remains in Hot Shutdown pending an investigation of the incident.

Extra points if you recognized that the square containment buildings indicate that the reactors are Fukushima-style General Electric boiling water reactors.

 

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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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