Category Archives: Spent fuel pool

Storm in Japan temporarily knocks out spent fuel cooling at Onagawa nuclear plant

Earlier today, a huge storm hit the main island in Japan, killing four people. Buried in the coverage of the storm was the impact on the Onagawa nuclear power plant. As the UK newspaper The Guardian reported: The storm temporarily … Continue reading

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Event Report: Spent fuel handling machine at Arkansas nuke taken out of service due to failure to meet earthquake standards

Arkansas Nuclear reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this morning that recent engineering analysis showed that the Spent Fuel Handling Machine for the facility’s Unit 2 reactor did not meet seismic standards for a design basis earthquake. Arkansas Nuclear said … Continue reading

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