Category Archives: Saint Lucie

Speaking of aging nuclear power plants, 3,700 steam tubes at 30-year-old Florida facility show signs of wear

According to an article in yesterday’s Tampa Bay Times: More than 3,700 tubes that help cool a nuclear reactor at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie facility exhibit wear. Most other similar plants have between zero and a few hundred. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: More diesel generator problems

As I told you on Monday, California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant determined that in certain wind and weather conditions, the Unit 1 reactor’s diesel generator might not be able to operate safely. On Friday, Saint Lucie in Florida reported … Continue reading

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Florida reactor may have shut down last night

I have a pretty regimented process for determining what’s happened with the nation’s nuclear power plants overnight. It usually starts with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Reports, to see what the individual plants have reported to the NRC. Then, … Continue reading

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NRC Event Reports: Another fire potential report, a breach of containment, an impaired supervisor and a lot of reactor shutdowns

Here’s a week’s worth of items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports. (The summaries, in case you’re wondering, are mine.): As I told you last week, the nuclear industry is now reviewing plant operations in light of something called … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bomb threat in North Carolina, reactor shutdowns in Florida and New York

Some items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports pages for this week: 1. The Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina reported a strange incident. Last Friday, a man and a woman in a Jeep Cherokee drove up to … Continue reading

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