Category Archives: Robinson

Updates on lot of stuff: Bloomberg News puts lots of pieces together

Great coverage of the nuts and bolts of nuclear power! The Bellingham (WA) Herald carried a report compiled by the Bloomberg News service today: U.S. nuclear-power production fell 2.1 percent to the lowest level in more than 10 months as four reactors shut in … Continue reading

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Event Report: Automatic shutdown at South Carolina nuke

The sole reactor at the Robinson nuclear plant in South Carolina shut itself down Wednesday afternoon following a turbine trip. The auxiliary feedwater pumps activated during the incident. The reactor had been at 55 per cent power prior to the … Continue reading

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South Carolina nuke declares emergency due to fire inside containment

Early yesterday evening, the Robinson nuclear power plant in South Carolina declared an emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE) due to a fire in an electrical panel. The plant’s fire brigade responded, and the NOUE was ended after … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Maintenance complications in Florida, a reactor scram in Louisiana, human error and a halon release in South Carolina and a faulty valve in Massachusetts

A number of items appeared on the NRC Event Reports today following the long holiday weekend: 1. On December 6, the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida began work on modifications to the plant’s Technical Support System (TSC.) The system … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Leaking coolant in New York and other little disasters‏

Here’s the Monday morning wrapup, compiled from reports submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: 1. On Friday morning, control room personnel at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York “received alert alarms for containment monitoring particulate channels … Continue reading

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