Category Archives: Sequoyah

Event Reports: Three TVA nuclear plants are downstream from leaking dam

Tennessee anglers may have to find another place to get their PCB- and chlordane-laced catfish if the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)┬ácan’t figure out where the dam on Lake Boone is leaking. In three identical┬áreports posted yesterday on the Nuclear Regulatory … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Failed Fitness for Duty reports in four nuclear power plants

Four nuclear power plants reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the last two weeks that employees had failed Fitness for Duty screens for drugs or alcohol. Alcohol was the culprit at Sequoyah in Tennessee and at Browns Ferry in … Continue reading

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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: http://www.industcards.com/. 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 Report: Small explosion in switchyard at Tennessee nuke

The Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a small explosion had taken place in the electrical switchyard on Sunday morning. The plant declared a site emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event. … Continue reading

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Event Report: Tritium contamination reported at Tennessee nuke

In October, the Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee drilled two new monitoring wells “in an area known to have contained previously reported releases of tritium….” Yesterday, Sequoyah reported tritium levels “greater than 20,000 pCi/L which is the threshold for … Continue reading

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