Tag Archives: North Carolina

Evnet Reports: Turkey Point scrammed, and Brunswick declares an Unusual Event following halon release

Two items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant initiated a scram, or rapid shutdown, of the Unit 3 reactor following a loss of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Drunk supervisor at North Carolina nuke

According to a report today on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report, a supervisor at the McGuire nuclear power plant in North Carolina tested positive for alcohol in a random Fitness for Duty screening. The supervisor’s access to both … Continue reading

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Event Report: Another way to lose secondary containment

As you are no doubt aware if you are a regular reader of this blog, there have been quite a number of Event Reports this year where a nuclear reactor lost secondary containment by opening two doors at the same … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Emergency sirens inoperable in North Carolina, an automatic reactor trip in Arkansas and an untended research reactor in Texas

Some items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. Yesterday morning, operators at the Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina discovered that all of the plant’s emergency notification sirens were inoperable. The sirens were returned to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A toxic gas release in Ohio, diesel generators inoperable in New York, a defect in the reactor coolant system in North Carolina, a fire in the turbine building in Illinois and yet another open door in New York

A number of items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: 1. Yesterday afternoon, the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio declared an Unusual Event after Trichloroethylene was detected in the Off-gas building. The leak … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Mississippi, Nebraska and Alabama, loss of offsite power in Illinois, loss of containment in North Carolina and loss of emergency sirens in Louisiana

Several items from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s Event Notification Reports on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Early Monday morning, operators at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi shut down the facility’s sole reactor due to a steam … Continue reading

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Flaw found in reactor vessel at North Carolina nuke

WTVD, the ABC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina, reported today: Inspectors at the Duke Energy Shearon Harris nuclear power plant have found a flaw in a reactor vessel for the second time this year. The vessel contains the plant’s nuclear … Continue reading

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