Tag Archives: New York

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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Event Report: Loss of power incident activated generators, emergency cooling systems at New York nuclear power plant

The James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant near Oswego, New York notified the Nuclear Regulatory Agency that on October 5, 2012, it lost offsite power to its sole reactor. The loss of power caused automatic systems including the Reaction Water … 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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NRC issues instructions to New York nuke to address safety violations

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced measures today that the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in New York must take in order to address problems in the plant’s Radiation Protection Program. The action was taken as a result of violations noted in … Continue reading

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Event Report: Supervisor at New York nuke NOT fired for being drunk at work

The Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that an employee supervisor had tested positive for alcohol on Friday. However, the supervisor was not fired for the infraction. Rather, his “unescorted access has … 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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Event Reports: Leaking coolant in New York and other little disasters‏

Here’s the Monday morning wrapup, compiled from reports submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: 1. On Friday morning, control room personnel at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York “received alert alarms for containment monitoring particulate channels … Continue reading

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