Category Archives: Nine Mile Point

Thunderstorm triggers false alarm at New York nuclear power plant. Which one? You can’t tell from the news coverage….

Ah, local news! The CBS affiliate in Syracuse reported this morning: An emergency notification siren went off Thursday morning at the nuclear power plants in Scriba, but there was no emergency, officials say. The siren was inadvertently tripped by a … Continue reading

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Event Reports: More doors left open

A couple of items from Event Reports submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week concerned loss of containment. There have been a lot of incidents of this sort this year. 1. Last Wednesday morning at a time not … 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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Event Reports: New York nuke workers figure out how to get around random Fitness for Duty tests

An interesting item from Monday’s NRC Event Notification Reports page: The FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in New York reported: “A significant Fitness for Duty (FFD) programmatic vulnerability was discovered during an NRC inspection. A potential exists that some members of … Continue reading

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Event Reports: New York nuke shuts itself down following possible maintenance error

Suppose you’re driving down the freeway and your car suddenly loses power and the airbags deploy. You call a tow truck and have your car towed to a garage. Two hours later, the mechanic tells you that there is nothing … Continue reading

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Event Report: New York nuke shut down after uninterruptible power supply interrupted

Early this morning, operators at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant shut down the Unit 2 reactor after the “loss of an uninterruptible power supply….” The loss of power “caused a loss of cooling water to the Reactor Recirculation … Continue reading

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Event Report: Blown fuse takes down New York reactor

Today’s NRC Event Notification Reports page contained a report from New York’s Nine Mile Point nuclear plant. Yesterday afternoon, technicians were performing testing on the facility’s Unit 2 reactor when a short in the control circuit caused a blown fuse.  … Continue reading

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