Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Event Reports: Seven reactors shut down in just eight days

Sorry to have been silent for a while, but I got a new job that’s keeping me pretty busy. But this last two weeks have been busy at the nation’s nuclear power plants. These are just the reactor shutdowns: 1. … Continue reading

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Event Report: Problem at Monticello plant shows why nuke licenses should not be extended

This morning, Minnesota’s Monticello nuclear power plant informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it had determined that a number of relays in the facility’s sole reactor had exceeded their analyzed shelf life and as a result had been declared … Continue reading

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Event Report: North Anna nuke reports damage to two used fuel rod assemblies

Virginia’s North Anna nuclear power plant reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this morning that, while removing used fuel rods from the Unit 2 reactor, two damaged used fuel rod assemblies were discovered. According to the Event Report: Initial … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader: Nuclear power is uneconomical, uninsurable, unsafe, unnecessary and unevacuable

Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader published a great summary piece on nuclear power in the Ecologist last Friday: …nuclear power is a government / taxpayer-guaranteed boondoggle whose staggering costs, incurred and deferred, are absorbed by American taxpayers via a supine government … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Missing the point, evasion and other bad writing

Every weekday, I wade through the Event Notification Report section of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website. Today, there was nothing particularly noteworthy from a safety context. However, it was a banner day for confusing and evasive writing. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Turkey Point granted another 100 million gallons of water per day

As I told you earlier this summer, Florida’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant has a water problem. Specifically, the water in the canals that serve as the station’s Ultimate Heat Sink (UHS) was hotter than the temperature allowed by the … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Emergency notification problems in Kansas and Illinois

A couple of items from today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Event Notification Report page concern emergency notification systems. 1. The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas suffered a major loss of communications capability yesterday when the plant’s internal phone … Continue reading

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