Category Archives: Fort Calhoun

Event Reports: Flooding shuts down Nebraska nuke, electrical problems close unit in Minnesota and a Texas nuke issues a report on invalid diesel generator activation after a couple of months

From today’s NRC Event Notification Report page: 1. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska began a controlled shutdown of the facility’s nuclear reactor as the National Weather Service issued a warning that the Missouri River would rise above … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A trio of supplier reports concerning potentially defective parts supplied to nuclear power plants

  Today’s Event Notification Report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website has three items about potentially defective electric and mechanical parts supplied to nuclear utilities: 1. Georgia’s United Controls International (UCI) provided an update on a previously-reported defect in electrical … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Mississippi, Nebraska and Alabama, loss of offsite power in Illinois, loss of containment in North Carolina and loss of emergency sirens in Louisiana

Several items from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s Event Notification Reports on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Early Monday morning, operators at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi shut down the facility’s sole reactor due to a steam … 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: A reactor shuts down in Illinois, reactor coolant system fails a seismic test in Nebraska, and a drunker operator is suspended in Wisconsin

  Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports:   1. Yesterday afternoon, operators were testing the Unit 2 reactor at the Quad Cities nuclear power plant in Illinois. The unit’s main generator automatic voltage regulator had been upgraded during … Continue reading

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NRC issues slew of regulatory letters, including $140,000 fine against Florida nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued three regulatory letters today addressing events at nuclear power plants: 1. The NRC found that an electrical breaker fire last June at Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant last June was a level “Red” event and … Continue reading

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Event Report: Emergency sirens out at Nebraska nuke

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant reported to the NRC today that it has lost communications with 21 of its 101 emergency sirens. The siren problems mean that two Iowa counties would not be alerted if there were a problem … Continue reading

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