Category Archives: Fuel enrichment

How severe was the leak at nuclear fuel plant Sunday?‏

Sunday night, something happened on the fourth floor of the nuclear fuel enrichment facility in Metropolis, Illinois. The facility is slightly more than 10 miles from Paducah, Kentucky, across the Ohio River. World Nuclear News minimized the severity of the … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Three nuclear facilities fail recent tests

Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. Global Nuclear Fuels notified the NRC that one of the alarm sirens, part of its onsite Critical Accident Alerm System at its nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, was found … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Security officer shoots self in foot at Michigan nuke

From today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. On Thursday afternoon, a security officer at the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan shot himself in the foot. The officer was clearing his weapon following his shift when the gun discharged. The officer … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor shutdown, bad welds and overlooked Fitness for Duty tests

It’s Monday morning, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website has a slew of Event Reports from the weekend: 1. As I previously posted, Monticello nuclear in Minnesota developed a problem over the weekend. The reactor shut itself down automatically on … Continue reading

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