Category Archives: Hurricane

Update on Event Reports: Oyster Creek also lost offsite power

I had previously reported that the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York lost offsite power to one of its reactors during Hurricane Sandy. This morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports indicate that the same thing happened to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Flooding, lost sirens, reactor trips and loss of offsite power at five nuclear power plants during hurricane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission posted a number of Event Reports this moring following last night’s landfall of Hurricane Sandy: 1. The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, currently shut down for refueling,┬álost 36 of its 43 emergency sirens during the storm. … Continue reading

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Fukushima prepares for typhoon’s arrival

As Typhoon Roke batters Tokyo, officials at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are making preparations for the storm’s arrival. As Agence France-Presse reported this morning: Typhoon Roke’s projected course was to take it near the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power … Continue reading

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Typhoon bearing down on damaged Fukushima reactors

The San Francisco Chronicle reported in the last hour: Typhoon Roke brought evacuation orders, downpours and fears of floods to southern Japan today as it began to traverse the country on a course towards the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. … Continue reading

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Mass. Rep. Markey calls on NRC to revise safety standards after Hurricane Irene

Massachusetts Representative Edward Markey sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday, asking them to “re-evaluate and, as necessary, upgrade the protection against hurricanes and other extreme weather events in light of the multiple challenges faced by nuclear power … Continue reading

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Hurricane knocked out some emergency sirens at three nukes

According to this morning’s NRC Event Reports page, three nuclear power plants had problems with their emergency sirens during Hurricane Irene. Calvert Cliffs in Maryland reported that 44 sirens were out of operation due to loss of power. Peach Bottom … Continue reading

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Calvert Cliffs suffered transformer explosion during Hurricane Irene

The NRC Event Reports are very busy this morning, as would be expected following a hurricane affecting numerous reactors. I’m going to divide my posts by type this morning, starting with Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, which suffered an automatic trip … Continue reading

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