Tag Archives: Exelon

Event Reports: Seismic monitor reviews reveal many outages

I’m trying to play catch up after not posting anything in quite a length of time. I’ve decided to do a series of longitudinal reviews of the Nuclear Regulatory¬†Commission’s Event Notification Reports for the last month¬†covering a number of subjects, … Continue reading

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Duke, Dominion and Exelon ask NRC for permission to run seven reactors to the age of 80

(It should be noted that the collapse of the cooling tower at Vermont Yankee, pictured above,¬†happened in 2007, when the plant was only 35 years old. Cause of the collapse: corroded steel bolts and rotten lumber.) I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy alert: Exelon has nuclear and wind power plants, opposes extension of wind tax credits and asks for new nuclear subsidies

Background: Exelon operates a total of seventeen nuclear reactors in the United States. The company is also the nation’s 11th largest producer of wind energy. But it looks as if Exelon prefers its nuclear toys. Delaware’s News Journal reported Friday: … Continue reading

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Event Report: Illinois nuke scrams after emergency system activates

Exelon’s LaSalle nuclear power plant informed the NRC that yesterday afternoon, the Illinois plant’s Unit 2 reactor scrammed, that is, shut itself down automatically, following an unexpected activation of the Reactor Protection System. According to the report on today’s Nuclear … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Fire in turbine building shuts down one reactor at Illinois nuke; partial evacuation of plant ordered

The Quad-City Times reported this afternoon: Three hours after a possible fire put the Cordova nuclear plant on alert, station officials were evaluating whether to terminate the emergency status. Workers at Exelon Nuclear’s Quad-Cities Generating Station noticed smoke in a … 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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Small victories are certainly better than big defeats; Exelon cancels plans to build new reactors at South Texas site

The site pictured above will remain as is for awhile, as Exelon announced this week that it was withdrawing its site application for two new reactors near Victoria, Texas. As the World Nuclear News reported yesterday: Exelon has completely stopped … Continue reading

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