Category Archives: Oyster Creek

Event Reports: Seven reactors shut down in just eight days

Sorry to have been silent for a while, but I got a new job that’s keeping me pretty busy. But this last two weeks have been busy at the nation’s nuclear power plants. These are just the reactor shutdowns: 1. … Continue reading

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Traffic stop by security at New Jersey nuke turns up drugs … Lots of drugs‏

The Asbury Park Press reported today: Two men were charged with drug possession on Thursday night after security at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant searched a suspicious car on the property, police said. At 10 p.m. Thursday, police responded … Continue reading

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Event Report: News story on Oyster Creek shutdown misses the point

An Associated Press story in the Asbury Park Press reported today: The nation’s oldest operating nuclear plant has been taken offline temporarily so crews can replace a piece of equipment. The Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township was shut down … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A New Jersey reactor scrams when the unit is offline, and yet another drunken operator

From today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Reports page: 1. The Reactor Protection System for Unit 1 at the New Jersey’s Oyster Creek nuclear power plant activated unexpectedly yesterday evening. This came as a surprise because the reactor was offline … Continue reading

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Do you live near one of these 32 reactors? GE Hitachi still not sure they can be shut down safely after an earthquake

  GE Hitachi (GEH) posted an update on the NRC website today: “GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) provided an update to its guidance and supporting evaluations that were reported in MFN 08-420 R0 on December 19, 2008 and MFN 10-245 R5 … 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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NRC Event Reports: Please close on the door on your way out….

As I told you yesterday, the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania had an incident last week where the inner and outer airlock doors to reactor containment were open simultaneously, providing a potential path for the release of radiation. Today, … Continue reading

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