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Event Reports: Seven reactors shut down in just eight days

Sorry to have been silent for a while, but I got a new job that’s keeping me pretty busy. But this last two weeks have been busy at the nation’s nuclear power plants. These are just the reactor shutdowns: 1. … Continue reading

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Event Report: Browns Ferry shut down by power surge in generator

The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama experienced an automatic reactor scram yesterday afternoon after a generator overvoltage caused a turbine trip, taking Unit 1 out of service. The Main Steam Isolation Valves opened to control reactor pressure. The … Continue reading

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Event Report: You don’t have to be drunk to work here, but apparently it helps

Thursday’s Event Notification Report page on the NRC’s website included a notice from Alabama’s Browns Ferry nuclear power plant. Browns Ferry reported that a non-licensed supervisor at the plant failed a random Fitness for Duty screening. The supervisor’s access to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Mississippi, Nebraska and Alabama, loss of offsite power in Illinois, loss of containment in North Carolina and loss of emergency sirens in Louisiana

Several items from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s Event Notification Reports on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Early Monday morning, operators at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi shut down the facility’s sole reactor due to a steam … 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: Two stalled reactors have problems on attempted restart

A couple of Event Reports on the NRC website today have a common thread: Reactors that were shut down earlier in the week failed to work properly when operators attempted to restart them: 1. As I told you yesterday, Unit 3 at … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Louisiana, Alabama and Massachusetts, Fitness for Duty violations in Alabama and Illinois

Another busy week at the NRC Event Reports page: 1. Monday afternoon, Unit 1 at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana shut down automatically after low condensor vacuum resulted in a turbine trip. Following the scram, water level in … Continue reading

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