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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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Exelon threatens to close three Illinois nukes unless the state pays them not to

On the surface, it sounds like good news. Crain’s Chicago Business reported today: Company executives and lobbyists have told lawmakers and other interested parties that three of the six nukes Exelon operates (Byron, Clinton and Quad Cities) are at risk … Continue reading

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Do you live near one of these 32 reactors? GE Hitachi still not sure they can be shut down safely after an earthquake

  GE Hitachi (GEH) posted an update on the NRC website today: “GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) provided an update to its guidance and supporting evaluations that were reported in MFN 08-420 R0 on December 19, 2008 and MFN 10-245 R5 … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor scrams, problems with Fitness for Duty system and Californians crazy from the heat

  Some items from today’s NRC Event Notification Reports page:   1. Last Friday afternoon, operators at the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois were ramping up the Unit 1 reactor from an outage when the reactor pressure vessel water level began … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Shut down nukes still need watching

It’s Monday, and the common theme on the NRC Event Reports page seems to be that shut down nuclear power plants can still have problems: 1. The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska has been shut down since April, … Continue reading

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Event Report: Illinois nuke loses emergency communications systems

The Clinton nuclear power plant lost all offsite communications abilities yesterday afternoon when utility workers offsite accidentally cut an underground cable, severing the phone lines to the plant. Lost systems included the plant’s Health Physics Network, Emergency Notification System and … Continue reading

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Event Report: Illinois nuke shuts down after steam valves fail

Yesterday afternoon, operators at the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois were ramping down the station’s sole reactor in preparation for refueling. At 16 per cent power, the reactor scrammed on high steam dome pressure after the main steam valves unexpectedly closed. … Continue reading

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