Category Archives: Columbia

Event Report: Columbia Generating Station supervisor found unfit for duty

The Columbia Generating Station in Washington state informed the NRC this morning that a non-licensed employee supervisor had tested positive for a controlled substance in a random Fitness for Duty Test. Columbia has terminated the supervisor’s plant access.  

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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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Want to save money on your utility bill? Close aging nuclear plants, says Physicians for Social Responsibility

Oregon’s Lund Report ran an article today in which Physicians for Social Responsiblity estimated how much the closure of a single aging nuclear reactor could save its ratepayers: Ratepayers in our region could save at least $1.7 billion over the next 17 years if … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Leaking coolant in New York and other little disasters‏

Here’s the Monday morning wrapup, compiled from reports submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: 1. On Friday morning, control room personnel at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York “received alert alarms for containment monitoring particulate channels … Continue reading

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