Category Archives: Beaver Valley

Event Reports: Missing the point, evasion and other bad writing

Every weekday, I wade through the Event Notification Report section of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website. Today, there was nothing particularly noteworthy from a safety context. However, it was a banner day for confusing and evasive writing. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Earthquake felt on-site at Arizona nuke, Fitness for Duty failures in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, alarm failure reported in Illinois and high winds felt at Iowa nuke

Some items from this week’s Events Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. On Saturday night, Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear power declared an Unusual Event after an earthquake was felt on-site. The shaking was the result of … Continue reading

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Update: Beaver Valley shutdown may have been weather-related

As I told you earlier today, Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Pennsylvania is currently offline following a main transformer trip. Beaver County’s TimesOnline added the following details: FirstEnergy officials said they were investigating whether recent cold … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor scrams and a siren problem

  Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page:   1. Yesterday afternoon, the Unit 1 reactor at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania shut down unexpectedly from 100 per cent power. Beaver Valley says … Continue reading

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Update on Pennsylvania nuke fire: There was also an explosion….

I suspected that the initial press report I read on the fire at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant might have been just a rewrite of a FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. press release. Here’s what was left out, according to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Useful fact buried in puff piece about nuclear snow

 Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for Cleveland’s News Channel 5, posted this today:  “… have you ever heard of nuclear power plant snow? Well it happened recently in western Pennsylvania. The Doppler radar from the nearby National Weather Service Office in … Continue reading

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