Category Archives: Brunswick

Evnet Reports: Turkey Point scrammed, and Brunswick declares an Unusual Event following halon release

Two items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant initiated a scram, or rapid shutdown, of the Unit 3 reactor following a loss of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Another way to lose secondary containment

As you are no doubt aware if you are a regular reader of this blog, there have been quite a number of Event Reports this year where a nuclear reactor lost secondary containment by opening two doors at the same … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Mississippi, Nebraska and Alabama, loss of offsite power in Illinois, loss of containment in North Carolina and loss of emergency sirens in Louisiana

Several items from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s Event Notification Reports on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Early Monday morning, operators at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi shut down the facility’s sole reactor due to a steam … Continue reading

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Do you live near one of these 32 reactors? GE Hitachi still not sure they can be shut down safely after an earthquake

  GE Hitachi (GEH) posted an update on the NRC website today: “GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) provided an update to its guidance and supporting evaluations that were reported in MFN 08-420 R0 on December 19, 2008 and MFN 10-245 R5 … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Emergency cooling failure at one nuke in North Carolina, a vague security threat at another, and a suspicious package in Arizona

  Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page:   1. Yesterday evening, a fault in a common electrical component shut down the Emergency Core Cooling System serving both reactors at the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Update: NRC says November shutdown at NC nuke was the result of human error

Last Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission received a Preliminary Notification concerning a mid-November scram at the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina. On November 16, operators scrammed the Unit 2 reactor from 7 per cent power due to a … Continue reading

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