Category Archives: Harris

Event Reports: Emergency sirens inoperable in North Carolina, an automatic reactor trip in Arkansas and an untended research reactor in Texas

Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at the Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina discovered that all of the plant’s emergency notification sirens were inoperable. The sirens were returned to … Continue reading

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Flaw found in reactor vessel at North Carolina nuke

WTVD, the ABC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, reported today: Inspectors at the Duke Energy Shearon Harris nuclear power plant have found a flaw in a reactor vessel for the second time this year. The vessel contains the plant’s nuclear … Continue reading

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NRC Event Reports: Another fire potential report, a breach of containment, an impaired supervisor and a lot of reactor shutdowns

Here’s a week’s worth of items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports. (The summaries, in case you’re wondering, are mine.): As I told you last week, the nuclear industry is now reviewing plant operations in light of something called … Continue reading

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And another victory: Duke suspends plans for two new reactors at South Carolina plant

Reuters reported May 2: Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric utility, said it notified regulators on Thursday that it will drop plans to build two new nuclear reactors in North Carolina due to slow growth in power demand. This announcement … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Failed Fitness for Duty reports in four nuclear power plants

Four nuclear power plants reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the last two weeks that employees had failed Fitness for Duty screens for drugs or alcohol. Alcohol was the culprit at Sequoyah in Tennessee and at Browns Ferry in … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bomb threat in North Carolina, reactor shutdowns in Florida and New York

Some items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports pages for this week: 1. The Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina reported a strange incident. Last Friday, a man and a woman in a Jeep Cherokee drove up to … Continue reading

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