Tag Archives: Michigan

Event Reports: Yet another drunk on duty incident at a nuclear power plant

The Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a non-licensed employee supervisor tested positive for alcohol in a Fitness for Duty test last Friday. I don’t know how the nukes make decisions about firing people … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor problems apparently drive nuclear supervisors to drugs

(This is what happens when I get busy trying to earn a living and don’t check the NRC Event Reports every day.) Here’s a summary of some of the incidents reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the first three … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Toxic gas in Wisconsin nuke, an oil spill in Michigan, a dead bald eagle in Virginia and a reactor scram at another Michigan plant

Four items from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Wednesday evening, the Point Beach nuclear power plant in Wisconsin declared an Alert due to toxic gas in a vital area room. During a maintenace run on the plant’s emergency diesel generator, exhaust … Continue reading

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Entergy, control room operator cited for safety violation at Michigan nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued Confirmatory Orders yesterday to Entergy Nuclear Operations and a licensed control room operator over an incident that occurred in 2010 at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan. The NRC press release described the incident: The … Continue reading

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Event Report: Michigan nuke shuts down after both feedpumps fail

Yesterday afternoon, operators of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan shut down the plant’s reactor after both main feedpumps failed. The incident involved “an apparent unplanned opening of the ‘A’ main feedpump recirculation valve.” The event startled some members … Continue reading

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NRC warns nukes of dangers of bad steel, crumbling concrete

In separate reports, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned nuclear power plants about a pair of problems that it has observed, corroding steel and crumbling concrete. The NRC found that rusting steel caused the shutdown of a Michigan nuclear power plant … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bearing failure in Michigan, loss of offsite power in Wisconsin

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports today: 1. Friday afternoon, operators at the Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan manually started the Unit 1 Auxiliary Feedwater Pumps after one of the pumps suffered a bearing failure. … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Worker exposure, medical misadministration, fuel storage problems and fire safety defects

Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports page:  1. The Yaffe Iron and Metal Company reported to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality that the scrap metal yard had discovered an “orphaned radioactive source” in an outgoing shipment … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Security officer shoots self in foot at Michigan nuke

From today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. On Thursday afternoon, a security officer at the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan shot himself in the foot. The officer was clearing his weapon following his shift when the gun discharged. The officer … Continue reading

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Michigan reactor shut down as a result of maintenance error

Sunday afternoon, a worker performing maintenance at the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan dropped a bus bar and caused an arc in an electrical panel. “The loss of both preferred AC busses caused a reactor trip, a safety injection signal, … Continue reading

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