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Event Report: Ohio nuclear plants loses safety display system for seven hours due to hard drive failure

On Thursday afternoon, the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio lost its Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) during a failure of the plant’s hard drive. According to the Event Report submitted to the NRC, data from the SPDS “was not … Continue reading

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Event Report: Alabama nuke might not be able to shut down in event of fire

Browns Ferry nuclear power plant told the NRC this morning that a recent review had cast doubts on the ability of the facility’s reactors to shut down in the event of a fire in a particular location. According to the … Continue reading

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Event Report: Operators scram Illinois nuke following turbine trip

The Unit 2 reactor at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois has been shut down since January 31, following a loss of offsite power incident. On Monday of this week, repairs had been completed, and operators were attempting to … Continue reading

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Tennessee nuclear fuel worker contaminated; Hole in gloves discovered

A worker at a Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., plant in Erwin, Tennessee, was treated yesterday for exposure to hydrogen fluoride. He received the dose because of a pinhole in the box gloves he was using. The onsite treatment facility rinsed … Continue reading

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South Carolina nuke declares emergency due to fire inside containment

Early yesterday evening, the Robinson nuclear power plant in South Carolina declared an emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event (NOUE) due to a fire in an electrical panel. The plant’s fire brigade responded, and the NOUE was ended after … Continue reading

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Event Report: Chemical spill at Minnesota nuke results in Alert

Early this morning, a pipe ruptured in the chlorine house at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Minnesota. An as-yet-unspecified amount of sodium hypochlorite spilled and was contained within the building. According to the Event Report: “”The spill resulted … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Maintenance complications in Florida, a reactor scram in Louisiana, human error and a halon release in South Carolina and a faulty valve in Massachusetts

A number of items appeared on the NRC Event Reports today following the long holiday weekend: 1. On December 6, the Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Florida began work on modifications to the plant’s Technical Support System (TSC.) The system … 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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Preliminary Notification: South Texas nuke shutdown included hyrdrogen leak

Usually, the information I send out is from Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports, which are published on the NRC website the first working day following an incident. However, the NRC also has a category of reports called Preliminary Notifications, which … Continue reading

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Event Report: Problems at South Texas Project began more than a week ago

The South Texas Project reported yesterday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that its Unit 2 reactor shut down Tuesday morning. Problems with the reactor actually went back more than a week, as an NRC Event Report from today spells out.   On … Continue reading

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