Category Archives: Entergy

Event Reports: A scram, a radiation release at a recycling center and yet another drunk supervisor

  Just a few items from this week’s Event Reports at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: On Wednesday, the Seabrook nuclear station informed the NRC that the facility’s sole reactor had shut itself down just before 3 am following a … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm triggers false alarm at New York nuclear power plant. Which one? You can’t tell from the news coverage….

Ah, local news! The CBS affiliate in Syracuse reported this morning: An emergency notification siren went off Thursday morning at the nuclear power plants in Scriba, but there was no emergency, officials say. The siren was inadvertently tripped by a … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Indian Point 3 shut down by false pressure signal

New York’s Journal News reported in the last half hour: A safety system sent a false signal Wednesday and automatically shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant’s Unit 3, plant officials said. The system had incorrectly registered a change … Continue reading

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Persistent leaks force power reduction at FitPatrick

The Syracuse Post-Standard reported today: The FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Oswego County has been operating at reduced power since mid-June to compensate for persistent leaks in the plant’s aging cooling system that have plagued the facility for the past … Continue reading

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Michigan nuke has broken piece of metal wedged in reactor vessel

Yvonne Zipp of the Kalamazoo Gazette reported this afternoon on MLive: A piece of metal from a broken impeller blade has lodged in the reactor vessel at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. Workers discovered the issue during the nuclear power plant’s … Continue reading

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Update: NRC Event Report, updates have more details on explosion, fire at Arkansas Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission carried an Event Report with a couple of updates concerning yesterday’s explosion and fire at Arkansas Nuclear One’s facility. Here’s a portion of the initial Event Report: At approximately 0748 [CST] on 12/9/2013, an electrical fault occurred … Continue reading

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Update on Arkansas Nuclear: NRC confirms explosion in turbine building, adds that Unusual Event declared, one source of offsite power is also down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this statement on the fire and shutdown at Arkansas Nuclear today: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its incident response center in Arlington, Texas, following the declaration of an Unusual Event at the Arkansas Nuclear … Continue reading

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