Category Archives: River Bend

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: Emergency cooling system inoperable in Louisiana, and the National Weather Service issues advertent civil emergency alert for Nebraska nuke

Two items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. Friday evening, personnel at Louisiana’s River Bend nuclear power plant were conducting a test of the High Pressure Core Spray (HPCS) when a leak was discovered in a … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Another nuke has a heat sink problem, and a drunk foreman is terminated at Michigan nuke‏

I told you earlier this week about the problem the Turkey Point nuclear power plant is having in attempting to hold down the temperature of the canals that serve as the Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS) for the facility. These canals … 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: A scram in Arkansas, tritium in the water in Louisiana and a drunken supervisor in Illinois

Some incidents from this week’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. Unit 2 at the Arkansas Nuclear power plant shut down automatically from 100 per cent power Wednesday morning. The shutdown resulted from increased pressure in the Reactor Coolant System. According to this … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two stalled reactors have problems on attempted restart

A couple of Event Reports on the NRC website today have a common thread: Reactors that were shut down earlier in the week failed to work properly when operators attempted to restart them: 1. As I told you yesterday, Unit 3 at … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Louisiana, Alabama and Massachusetts, Fitness for Duty violations in Alabama and Illinois

Another busy week at the NRC Event Reports page: 1. Monday afternoon, Unit 1 at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana shut down automatically after low condensor vacuum resulted in a turbine trip. Following the scram, water level in … Continue reading

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