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Event Reports: A scram, a radiation release at a recycling center and yet another drunk supervisor

  Just a few items from this week’s Event Reports at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: On Wednesday, the Seabrook nuclear station informed the NRC that the facility’s sole reactor had shut itself down just before 3 am following a … Continue reading

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Water leak forces shutdown at Pennsylvania nuke

Allentown, Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call reported yesterday: A water leak forced the shutdown of PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant Unit 1 early Saturday morning. PPL Susquehanna, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. in Allentown, described the problem in a press release … Continue reading

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Update on Peach Bottom feedwater issue: NRC approves increase in maximum power after next refueling outage

The NRC’s timing couldn’t be worse. As I told you earlier today, the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania reported that the Emergency Service Water system that provides cooling water in the event of an accident was inoperable. The … Continue reading

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Event Report: Peach Bottom gets NRC approval to continue operating, despite leak in safety system

The Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania reported that both trains of the Emergency Service Water (ESW) system were inoperable “due to a pin-hole, through wall piping leak.” The leak was discovered Saturday afternoon, and affects the safety of … Continue reading

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NRC finds security violation in dry cask storage at Pennsylvania nuke

As I told you yesterday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found an unspecificied security violation in a recent inspection at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Today, there are press reports of a security violation at another Exelon nuclear … Continue reading

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Be Afraid. Be a Little Afraid: NRC finds security violation or violations at Pennsylvania nuke, but declines to say what they are

Lansdale, PA’s The Reporter carried a story earlier today about the results of an inspection at the Limerick nuclear power plant: The federal government has identified a security problem at Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station but because it’s a security matter, … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Earthquake felt on-site at Arizona nuke, Fitness for Duty failures in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, alarm failure reported in Illinois and high winds felt at Iowa nuke

Some items from this week’s Events Notification Report page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. On Saturday night, Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear power declared an Unusual Event after an earthquake was felt on-site. The shaking was the result of … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Operator error at a research reactor in Colorado, and commercial reactor shutdowns in Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Some items from today’s Event Notification Report page on the NRC website: 1. Yesterday morning, a research reactor in Colorado licensed to the U. S. Geological Survey was being put through a surveillance test that involved increasing the reactor’s output. … Continue reading

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Update: Beaver Valley shutdown may have been weather-related

As I told you earlier today, Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Pennsylvania is currently offline following a main transformer trip. Beaver County’s TimesOnline added the following details: FirstEnergy officials said they were investigating whether recent cold … 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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