Category Archives: Clinton

Event Reports: Emergency notification problems in Kansas and Illinois

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Event Notification Report page concern emergency notification systems. 1. The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas suffered a major loss of communications capability yesterday when the plant’s internal phone … Continue reading

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Exelon threatens to close three Illinois nukes unless the state pays them not to

On the surface, it sounds like good news. Crain’s Chicago Business reported today: Company executives and lobbyists have told lawmakers and other interested parties that three of the six nukes Exelon operates (Byron, Clinton and Quad Cities) are at risk … 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: Two reactor scrams, problems with Fitness for Duty system and Californians crazy from the heat

  Some items from today’s NRC Event Notification Reports page:   1. Last Friday afternoon, operators at the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois were ramping up the Unit 1 reactor from an outage when the reactor pressure vessel water level began … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal article says low gas prices may make nuclear power unprofitable‏

In an article appearing Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal, Rebecca Smith wrote:   “… today, U.S. utilities are encountering something they never expected: Some natural-gas-fired power plants are cheaper to run than nuclear units.”   While that is something that … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Human errors, tritium releases and a hydrogen leak

Some items from today’s NRC Event Reports:   1. Sometimes safety systems can be overcome by human error. Early yesterday morning, a technician left two doors open in the Unit 2 reactor building at the Dresden nuclear power plant in … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Shut down nukes still need watching

It’s Monday, and the common theme on the NRC Event Reports page seems to be that shut down nuclear power plants can still have problems: 1. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska has been shut down since April, … Continue reading

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