Tag Archives: Indian Point

Bird poop caused Indian Point closure

I now that this site has been silent for several months now, but I couldn’t think of a better way to begin again. Albany’s The Journal News reported today: Bird droppings are likely to blame for the brief shutdown of one of the … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Indian Point 3 shut down by false pressure signal

New York’s Journal News reported in the last half hour: A safety system sent a false signal Wednesday and automatically shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant’s Unit 3, plant officials said. The system had incorrectly registered a change … Continue reading

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Indian Point sending robot to find source of tritium leak

New York’s Journal News reported today: Indian Point officials will send a camera-equipped robot into pipes beneath the nuclear power plant next week to try and find the source of radioactive material showing up in the groundwater below the plant. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor scrams and a siren problem

  Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page:   1. Yesterday afternoon, the Unit 1 reactor at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania shut down unexpectedly from 100 per cent power. Beaver Valley says … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bomb threat in North Carolina, reactor shutdowns in Florida and New York

Some items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports pages for this week: 1. The Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina reported a strange incident. Last Friday, a man and a woman in a Jeep Cherokee drove up to … Continue reading

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Event Report: Leaking coolant pump shuts down NY reactor

The Indian Point nuclear power plant reported to the NRC that plant operators manually scrammed the Unit 2 reactor early this morning after a reactor coolant pump began leaking. The reactor was at 100 per cent output prior to the … Continue reading

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Two reactors ramping down following discovery of maintenance issues

A reactor in Ohio and one in New York are reducing power while addressing maintenance problems, according to this morning’s NRC Event Reports. Operators at Perry nuclear in Ohio say that the startup transformer in the Unit 1 reactor failed … Continue reading

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