Tag Archives: Event Report

NRC finds security violation in dry cask storage at Pennsylvania nuke

As I told you yesterday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found an unspecificied security violation in a recent inspection at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Today, there are press reports of a security violation at another Exelon nuclear … Continue reading

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Florida nuke flirts with shutdown over cooling water temperatures

This is an issue that has been developing for the last ten days or so: the water in the Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS,) the maze of canals that allow the Turkey Point nuclear power plant dispose of waste heat from the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Michigan reactor shut down

Yesterday morning, operators at the Fermi nuclear power plant manually shut down the Unit 2 reactor after discovering “hydrogen gas in-leakage into the stator water cooling system from the main turbine generator.” Fermi officials desribed the incident as “uncomplicated” while noting … Continue reading

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Event Report: New Jersey nuke shuts down after losing offsite power

Early Monday morning, the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey declared an Unusual Event after losing offsite power. The reactor shut down automatically. The loss of power caused the start of the plant’s Emergency Diesel Generators. Offsite power was restored after … Continue reading

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Update: NRC says November shutdown at NC nuke was the result of human error

Last Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission received a Preliminary Notification concerning a mid-November scram at the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina. On November 16, operators scrammed the Unit 2 reactor from 7 per cent power due to a … Continue reading

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