Tag Archives: Oconee

Explosion and fire cause Alert declaration at South Carolina nuclear power plant

Yesterday afternoon, an explosion and fire took place in the Unit 1 transformer at the Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, South Carolina. The reactor shut itself  down as a result of the incident. According to a report filed today with the … Continue reading

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Duke Energy admits that plant operators “didn’t take all possible precautions” to prevent leak that shut down South Carolina nuke

South Carolina’s Morning News Online reported today: Site operators didn’t take all possible precautions to prevent a radioactive water leak that led to shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials with Duke Energy said Thursday, also saying they’d learn … 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 Reports: A trio of supplier reports concerning potentially defective parts supplied to nuclear power plants

  Today’s Event Notification Report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website has three items about potentially defective electric and mechanical parts supplied to nuclear utilities: 1. Georgia’s United Controls International (UCI) provided an update on a previously-reported defect in electrical … Continue reading

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Aging South Carolina reactor shut down after discovery of radioactive water leak

The Greenville News reported this morning: Duke Energy said Monday company officials shut down Unit 1 at the Oconee Nuclear Station after a small radioactive leak was detected, the second time in less than three weeks a problem has shut … Continue reading

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NRC finds significant substantial safety concerns in June incident at South Carolina nuke

Yesterday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a determination of substantial safety concerns in a June event at the Oconee nuclear power plant in South Carolina. According to the NRC finding: Oconee plant employees on June 2 identified that pressurizer heater … Continue reading

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Monday Event Report: A leaking package, enough drugs to share and malfunctioning emergency sirens

From Monday’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Thursday afternoon, the Oconee nuclear power plant in South Carolina reported an accident involving shipment of nuclear materials. If that is a little vague, it’s because the Event Report was less than helpful. Headlined “DAMAGED PACKAGING … Continue reading

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