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Event Reports: An Arizona nuke reports an explosion five months after the fact and a Michigan licensed nuke worker fails a Fitness for Duty test

Two items from this morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report: 1. Last November, the Palo Verde nuclear power plant reported a control room alarm that indicated low fluid pressure in a hyrdaulic accumulator serving a main steam isolation valve … Continue reading

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Update: NRC Event Report, updates have more details on explosion, fire at Arkansas Nuclear

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission carried an Event Report with a couple of updates concerning yesterday’s explosion and fire at Arkansas Nuclear One’s facility. Here’s a portion of the initial Event Report: At approximately 0748 [CST] on 12/9/2013, an electrical fault occurred … Continue reading

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Update on Arkansas Nuclear: NRC confirms explosion in turbine building, adds that Unusual Event declared, one source of offsite power is also down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this statement on the fire and shutdown at Arkansas Nuclear today: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its incident response center in Arlington, Texas, following the declaration of an Unusual Event at the Arkansas Nuclear … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Fire contined at Arkansas Nuclear, one unit offline, explosion in turbine building reported

Reuters reported earlier today: A fire at a nuclear plant in Arkansas operated by Entergy Corp is contained, local media reported on Monday, citing a company spokeswoman. The Courier News newspaper reported the fire broke out in a transformer at … Continue reading

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Event Report: Small explosion in switchyard at Tennessee nuke

The Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a small explosion had taken place in the electrical switchyard on Sunday morning. The plant declared a site emergency and issued a Notice of Unusual Event. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Cut fiber optic lines, a small explosion and a stoned supervisor

Notes from the Columbus Day weekend: 1. Two New York nuclear plants with a total of three reactors were without some emergency notification systems after a traffic accident Friday afternoon. Nine Mile Point reported that multiple annunciators sounded, resulting in the … Continue reading

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WNN summary of French reprocessing explosion

World Nuclear News published this a little while ago: Explosion at French waste site 12 September 2011  A worker was killed today by an explosion in a furnace used to prepare contaminated metal for disposal.  Details of the event come … Continue reading

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French reprocessing facility had been cited earlier this year for safety violations

Talk about burying the lead! This was the tenth paragraph of the Wall Street Journal’s article on the explosion this morning at a French reprocessing site: In 2011 France’s nuclear safety regulator issued a warning over safety measures at the … Continue reading

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There ARE reactors at Marcoule

Something you always have to watch out for in Nuke Speak is the carefully crafted half-truth. Much that has been said this morning about the explosion at Marcoule has said that there are no nuclear reactors at the site. What … Continue reading

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Explosion at French nuclear facility kills 1, injures 4

Earlier today, there was an explosion at the Marcoule nuclear facility in southern France. As the Los Angeles Times reported within the last hour: At least one person was killed and four injured when a furnace exploded Monday at the … Continue reading

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