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Update on Event Reports: Oyster Creek also lost offsite power

I had previously reported that the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York lost offsite power to one of its reactors during Hurricane Sandy. This morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports indicate that the same thing happened to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Flooding, lost sirens, reactor trips and loss of offsite power at five nuclear power plants during hurricane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission posted a number of Event Reports this moring following last night’s landfall of Hurricane Sandy: 1. The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, currently shut down for refueling,┬álost 36 of its 43 emergency sirens during the storm. … Continue reading

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Mass. Rep. Markey calls on NRC to revise safety standards after Hurricane Irene

Massachusetts Representative Edward Markey sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday, asking them to “re-evaluate and, as necessary, upgrade the protection against hurricanes and other extreme weather events in light of the multiple challenges faced by nuclear power … Continue reading

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NRC preparations for Hurricane Irene

  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a press release yesterday on the agency’s preparations for Hurricane Irene: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is making preparations for the approaching Hurricane Irene at its headquarters operations center in Rockville, Md., and two … Continue reading

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