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NRC issues slew of regulatory letters, including $140,000 fine against Florida nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued three regulatory letters today addressing events at nuclear power plants: 1. The NRC found that an electrical breaker fire last June at Nebraska’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant last June was a level “Red” event and … Continue reading

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Event Report: South Carolina nuke loses offsite power

The Catawba nuclear power plant in South Carolina lost all offsite power to its two reactors last night. The plant declared a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE) as required by its lcense whenever the facility loses offsite power for more … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Fires in South Carolina and Florida, a lightning strike in Mississippi and a reactor shutdown in Illinois

It was a busy Tuesday on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page: 1. Yesterday morning, a fire broke was reported in the Plant Vital Battery Room for Unit 2 at the Catawba nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The fire broke … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Radioactive linens, lost and fire damaged nuclear material and a slow shutdown for two South Carolina reactors

Some items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports: 1. An Aramark linen transport truck carrying used bedding from a Nevada hospital set off a radiation monitor in Truckee, California, last Friday. California Highway Patrol pulled over the vehicle and escorted … Continue reading

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Never Mind the Unexpected…

I’ve decided I’m going to use this heading any time a nuclear plant fails to meet performance standards during an event it was allegedly designed to withstand, like a thunderstorm. Today’s initial recepient is the Catawba nuclear power plant in … Continue reading

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