Category Archives: McGuire

Event Report: Drunk supervisor at North Carolina nuke

According to a report today on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report, a supervisor at the McGuire nuclear power plant in North Carolina tested positive for alcohol in a random Fitness for Duty screening. The supervisor’s access to both … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A toxic gas release in Ohio, diesel generators inoperable in New York, a defect in the reactor coolant system in North Carolina, a fire in the turbine building in Illinois and yet another open door in New York

A number of items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: 1. Yesterday afternoon, the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio declared an Unusual Event after Trichloroethylene was detected in the Off-gas building. The leak … 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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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: Emergency cooling failure at one nuke in North Carolina, a vague security threat at another, and a suspicious package in Arizona

  Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page:   1. Yesterday evening, a fault in a common electrical component shut down the Emergency Core Cooling System serving both reactors at the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Event Report: North Carolina nuke apprehends intruder

The McGuire nuclear power plant notified the NRC that it had apprehended an intruder early Sunday morning. According to the Event Report: “At approximately 0335 EST security observed an unauthorized individual climb over the owner controlled area fence. Site security … Continue reading

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