Category Archives: Vogtle

Puff piece on Vogtle expansion ingores possible quality assurance issues

This morning, the Nuclear Energy Institue, which is the de facto Pep Squad for the nuclear industry, carried an item on its NEI SmartBrief from the Atlanta Business Chronicle on the expansion of Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant. The Chronicle reported: Georgia Power … 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 Report: Another Fitness for Duty Report from the Vogtle construction site

Yesterday, a non-licensed employee supervisor at a construction site at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia tested positive for alcohol in a Fitness for Duty test. This was a follow up test for an individual who had previously tested positive. The … Continue reading

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Event Report and update: Vogtle rebar doesn’t meet standards, may push back construction schedule and add to cost of new reactors

Sometimes there’s just not enough detail on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page. This morning, Shaw Nuclear Services and subcontractor Joseph Oat Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina, reported to the NRC what was described as “a noncompliance associated with the … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Arizona reactor has ‘control rod deviation,’ and an update on Vogtle reactor trip

From today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Sunday afternoon, operators at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant were performing low power physics testing on Unit 3, preparing to bring the reactor back online following a refueling outage. When inserting a control rod assemby, … Continue reading

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Georgia reactor shut down with cooling system problem

The Augusta Chronicle reported this afternoon: Plant Vogtle’s Unit 1 nuclear reactor was unexpectedly shut down Saturday after a sensor indicated an issue with a water pump. The unit remained offline Sunday while an incident response team explored the cause, … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A reactor trip in New Jersey, bad welds and an earthquake in Virginia and continued Fitness for Duty problem at nuke construction site in Georgia

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. On Friday afternoon, the Unit 2 reactor at the Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey experienced an automatic reactor trip. During the incident, two reactor coolant pumps were unavailable, due to a pair … Continue reading

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