Category Archives: Point Beach

Event Reports: Reactors shut down in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Tennessee, and another alcohol-at-work incident; Minnesota incident involves small fires in both Emergency Diesel Generators

(Just a note on the above illustration: It’s from a gallery of Power Plant Trading Cards at: I don’t make this stuff up, I just make fun of it.) Some items from this week’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Rad waste casks fail to meet standards, operator fails Fitness for Duty test in Wisconsin

  Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page:   1. Energy Solutions notified the Nuclear Regulatory that two types of shipping cask that it provides to the nuclear industry failed to meet technical specifications for some acciddent scenarios. Energy … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Toxic gas in Wisconsin nuke, an oil spill in Michigan, a dead bald eagle in Virginia and a reactor scram at another Michigan plant

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Wednesday evening, the Point Beach nuclear power plant in Wisconsin declared an Alert due to toxic gas in a vital area room. During a maintenace run on the plant’s emergency diesel generator, exhaust … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bearing failure in Michigan, loss of offsite power in Wisconsin

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports today: 1. Friday afternoon, operators at the Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan manually started the Unit 1 Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps after one of the pumps suffered a bearing failure. … Continue reading

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