Category Archives: Cook

Event Reports: Loss of offsite power, seismic vulnerability, a dropped control element assembly and another and another Fitness for Duty violation

This week in nuclear power kicked on Hallloween: 1. Friday afternoon, the Diablo Canyon nuclear power facility in California experienced an unplanned activation of all six of the plant’s emergency diesel generators when a thunderstorm knocked out offsite power to the station. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Another nuke has a heat sink problem, and a drunk foreman is terminated at Michigan nuke‏

I told you earlier this week about the problem the Turkey Point nuclear power plant is having in attempting to hold down the temperature of the canals that serve as the Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS) for the facility. These canals … Continue reading

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Nobody wants what’s behind Door Number Two: Michigan nuclear plant loses secondary containment

According to an Event Report posted on the NRC website on Friday: At 0942 on May 25, 2014, the Cook Nuclear Plant (CNP) declared both Control Room Emergency Ventilation trains inoperable … due to an inoperable Control Room Envelope when … Continue reading

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Event Reports: An Arizona nuke reports an explosion five months after the fact and a Michigan licensed nuke worker fails a Fitness for Duty test

Two items from this morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report: 1. Last November, the Palo Verde nuclear power plant reported a control room alarm that indicated low fluid pressure in a hyrdaulic accumulator serving a main steam isolation valve … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor problems apparently drive nuclear supervisors to drugs

(This is what happens when I get busy trying to earn a living and don’t check the NRC Event Reports every day.) Here’s a summary of some of the incidents reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the first three … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Toxic gas in Wisconsin nuke, an oil spill in Michigan, a dead bald eagle in Virginia and a reactor scram at another Michigan plant

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Wednesday evening, the Point Beach nuclear power plant in Wisconsin declared an Alert due to toxic gas in a vital area room. During a maintenace run on the plant’s emergency diesel generator, exhaust … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bearing failure in Michigan, loss of offsite power in Wisconsin

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports today: 1. Friday afternoon, operators at the Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan manually started the Unit 1 Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps after one of the pumps suffered a bearing failure. … Continue reading

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