Category Archives: Turkey Point

Turkey Point granted another 100 million gallons of water per day

As I told you earlier this summer, Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant has a water problem. Specifically, the water in the canals that serve as the station’s Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS) was hotter than the temperature allowed by the … Continue reading

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Evnet Reports: Turkey Point scrammed, and Brunswick declares an Unusual Event following halon release

Two items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant initiated a scram, or rapid shutdown, of the Unit 3 reactor following a loss of … Continue reading

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Turkey Point gets NRC approval to increase temperature in cooling canals

As I previously told you, the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida has had problems this summer with the water temperature in the canals that serve as the facility’s Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS.) Temperatures in the UHS have exceeded … Continue reading

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Update: Turkey Point reactors at reduced power in anticipation of more warm weather

As I told you yesterday, the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida has exceeded the 100 degree maximum water temperature in the facility’s canals, which serve as the Ulitmate Heat Sink (UHS) for Turkey Point’s two reactors. The Nuclear … Continue reading

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Florida nuke flirts with shutdown over cooling water temperatures

This is an issue that has been developing for the last ten days or so: the water in the Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS,) the maze of canals that allow the Turkey Point nuclear power plant dispose of waste heat from the … Continue reading

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Rising temperatures, algae blooms may shut down Florida nuclear plant

  The Miami Herald reported yesterday: Rising water temperatures and severe algae blooms in cooling canals have threatened to force the shutdown of two nuclear reactors at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point plant over the last few weeks. The … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A trio of supplier reports concerning potentially defective parts supplied to nuclear power plants

  Today’s Event Notification Report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website has three items about potentially defective electric and mechanical parts supplied to nuclear utilities: 1. Georgia’s United Controls International (UCI) provided an update on a previously-reported defect in electrical … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and New Jersey; excess radiation in Minnesota, a fire in New York, a toxic gas release in Ohio and a drunken supervisor in Florida

This post is kind of lengthy, as I haven’t been able to get around to looking at Event Reports for a couple of weeks. Here’s the news: 1. Early in the morning of Friday, November 9, operators at the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor problems apparently drive nuclear supervisors to drugs

(This is what happens when I get busy trying to earn a living and don’t check the NRC Event Reports every day.) Here’s a summary of some of the incidents reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the first three … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Fire at Mississippi nuke, a supervisor on drugs at Florida facility and an Arkansas TV station issues an inaccurate emergency alert

Here’s some items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Yesterday evening, a fire broke out in ‘A’ Main Condensor at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi. The on-site fire brigade was dispatched to fight the blaze and the … Continue reading

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