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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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Correction: Hope Creek reactor shut itself down twice in a week, not twice in a day

Okay, sometimes I work faster than I read. It appears that the reactor at New Jersey’s Hope Creek facility malfunctioned on Thursday, not on Sunday as I previously reported. Here’s the story from today’s Delaware Online: A malfunction signal as … Continue reading

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Update on NRC Event Reports: Comanche Peak restores offsite power and Hope Creek reactor crashes on restart

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page has updates on two items that I told you about yesterday:   First, the Comanche Peak nuclear powerplant in North Texas restored offsite power to both reactors, which had been on emergency diesel … Continue reading

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Event Report: Stuck valve knocks out safety system at New Jersey nuke

During maintenance testing yesterday, operators at the Hope Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey discovered that the turbine governor valve for the Unit 1 reactor would not close, “rendering the speed and flow control system for the turbine inoperable.” … Continue reading

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Event Report: New Jersey nuke reports discharge to Delaware River

The Hope Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey reported to the NRC this morning that a motor operated valve in the station’s Service Water System had failed to close, resulting in the discharge of seventeen gallons of sodium hypoclorite … Continue reading

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