Tag Archives: New York

Event Reports: New York nuke shuts itself down following possible maintenance error

Suppose you’re driving down the freeway and your car suddenly loses power and the airbags deploy. You call a tow truck and have your car towed to a garage. Two hours later, the mechanic tells you that there is nothing … Continue reading

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Event Report: New York nuke shut down after uninterruptible power supply interrupted

Early this morning, operators at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant shut down the Unit 2 reactor after the “loss of an uninterruptible power supply….” The loss of power “caused a loss of cooling water to the Reactor Recirculation … 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 Report: Blown fuse takes down New York reactor

Today’s NRC Event Notification Reports page contained a report from New York’s Nine Mile Point nuclear plant. Yesterday afternoon, technicians were performing testing on the facility’s Unit 2 reactor when a short in the control circuit caused a blown fuse.  … Continue reading

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Event Report: More problems at Nine Mile Point

Problems continue with the Unit 1 reactor at the Nine Mile Point nuclear plant in New York. The unit had a fire two weeks ago and an automatic reactor shutdown last weekend. Early yesterday morning, a feedwater valve opened unexpectedly. This resulted in … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Plant shutdowns in Michigan and New York and a Fitness for Duty Report from Florida

1. Sunday afternoon, operators at the Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan declared a primary coolant loop to be inoperable due to a steam leak. Since the leak could not be investigated with the reactor running, the plant entered a Technical … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Diablo Canyon declares Unusual Event following 5.3 earthquake, San Onofre reports a hydrogen leak, fire at Nine Mile Point

Both of California’s nuclear power stations reported incidents to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last Monday: 1. Diablo Canyon declared an Unusual Event following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake Sunday in the Salinas Valley in central California. The earthquake met two of … Continue reading

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