Category Archives: North Anna

Event Report: North Anna nuke reports damage to two used fuel rod assemblies

Virginia’s North Anna nuclear power plant reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this morning that, while removing used fuel rods from the Unit 2 reactor, two damaged used fuel rod assemblies were discovered. According to the Event Report: Initial … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor scrams, problems with Fitness for Duty system and Californians crazy from the heat

  Some items from today’s NRC Event Notification Reports page:   1. Last Friday afternoon, operators at the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois were ramping up the Unit 1 reactor from an outage when the reactor pressure vessel water level began … Continue reading

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Escalating concerns may keep Belgian reactor closed; four reactors in Virginia may also be subject to increased inspection

On Thursday, inspectors at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium discovered cracks in the Unit 3 reactor vessel. As CBS News reported Friday: The possible flaw was discovered while the plant was shut for annual maintenance, Karina De Beule, a … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A reactor trip in New Jersey, bad welds and an earthquake in Virginia and continued Fitness for Duty problem at nuke construction site in Georgia

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. On Friday afternoon, the Unit 2 reactor at the Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey experienced an automatic reactor trip. During the incident, two reactor coolant pumps were unavailable, due to a pair … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Tritium leak at Virginia nuke and a reactor scram in Minnesota

Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports: 1. The North Anna nuclear power plant notified the NRC that it had received a laboratory report from a water sample submitted on Feb. 17 from an on-site test well. The report … Continue reading

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Virginia nuke shut down because of steam leak

The Unit 1 reactor at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia had to be shut down on Monday due to a leaking steam line. The problem has now been fixed, and the reactor is ramping up again. It … Continue reading

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Event Report: VA nuke leaks coolant

The North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia reported to the NRC today that the Letdown Pressure Control Valve in the Unit 1 reactor failed yesterday morning, resulting in a release of coolant to the Pressurizer Relief Tank. After the valve reseated, operators … Continue reading

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