Category Archives: Wolf Creek

Event Reports: Emergency notification problems in Kansas and Illinois

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Event Notification Report page concern emergency notification systems. 1. The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas suffered a major loss of communications capability yesterday when the plant’s internal phone … Continue reading

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Event Reports: The things you’ll find out when a reactor is shut down….

Three items from today’s Event Notification page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Last Friday, as technicians were conducting a series of tests on the Unit 2 reactor at Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear plant, “it was determined that (a … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor scrams and a siren problem

  Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page:   1. Yesterday afternoon, the Unit 1 reactor at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania shut down unexpectedly from 100 per cent power. Beaver Valley says … Continue reading

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NRC sends inspection team to Kansas nuke following loss of offsite power incident

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced yesterday that it it sending an Augmented Inspection Team (AIT) to the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas. The AIT will be looking into the causes of a January 13 incident in which … Continue reading

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Kansas nuke shuts down following loss of offsite power

Friday afternoon, the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas shut down automatically following loss of offsite power due to a failure in the plant’s switch yard. The reactor’s Emergency Diesel Generators activated in response to the incident. All Wolf … Continue reading

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