Category Archives: Dresden

Event Reports: Reactor shutdowns in Illinois, Georgia and New Jersey

Three reactors had problems that led to shutdowns over the weekend, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. Saturday morning, Unit 2 at the Dresden nuclear plant in Illinois automatically shut down on a sudden pressure relay … Continue reading

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Event Report: Enough with the open doors, already!

As you know if you visit this page frequently, the nuclear industry seems to have a problem with keeping containment doors closed. The reason why both doors to a containment area are not supposed to be open simultaneously is to … 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: Another week, another open containment door

About a week ago, I told you about a spate of containment errors at nuclear power plants involving doors being opened simultaneously, creating a potential path for the release of radiation. Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had an item on … Continue reading

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Sometimes, a headline says it all: Nuclear plant workers in hot water after alleged plot to rob armored car goes awry

  That was the headline on an NBC News blog last Monday. NBC Staff Writer Gil Aegerter reported: The story reads like a movie script: A nuclear reactor operator recruits a co-worker for an armored car heist, gets caught hijacking … Continue reading

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Update: The six reactor sites the NRC will be studying for increased risk of cancer

According to an NRC press release, the six sites to be studied are: Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Morris, Ill. Millstone Power Station, Waterford, Conn. Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Forked River, N.J. Haddam Neck (decommissioned), Haddam Neck, Conn. Big Rock … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Louisiana, Alabama and Massachusetts, Fitness for Duty violations in Alabama and Illinois

Another busy week at the NRC Event Reports page: 1. Monday afternoon, Unit 1 at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana shut down automatically after low condensor vacuum resulted in a turbine trip. Following the scram, water level in … Continue reading

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