Category Archives: Perry

Ohio reactor shuts itself down after losing power to cooling water pumps

Yesterday morning, Ohio’s Perry nuclear power plant shut down automatically after a voltage problem rendered the reactor’s cooling water pumps inoperable. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported yesterday: An engineering team’s preliminary investigation released early this afternoon determined that a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Another radioactive animal story: Contaminated goldfish at Ohio nuke

You should know by now that I can’t resist a radioctive animal story. The Cleveland Leader reported yesterday: An investigation is underway by the U.S. Nucleaer Regulatory Commission after a pair of radioactive goldfish were discovered swimming in a lemonade … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and New Jersey; excess radiation in Minnesota, a fire in New York, a toxic gas release in Ohio and a drunken supervisor in Florida

This post is kind of lengthy, as I haven’t been able to get around to looking at Event Reports for a couple of weeks. Here’s the news: 1. Early in the morning of Friday, November 9, operators at the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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Record heat reduces nuclear output to 9-year low

Bloomberg Business Week reported yesterday: Nuclear-power production in the U.S. is at the lowest seasonal levels in nine years as drought and heat force reactors from Ohio to Vermont to slow output. Generation for the 104 plants in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A reactor scram at an Ohio nuke, and an improper door installation in Texas creates risk for hydrogen explosion

A couple of items from Friday’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. Early Thursday morning, operators at the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio were forced to scram the facility’s only reactor when three three turbine bypass valves opened unexpectedly during … Continue reading

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