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Massachusetts voters might get say on expansion of emergency zone around Pilgrim nuke

The Boston Herald reported today: A group of local residents say they’ve collected enough signatures to place a public policy question on the November ballot in the Cape and Islands senate district related to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The … Continue reading

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Do you live near one of these 32 reactors? GE Hitachi still not sure they can be shut down safely after an earthquake

  GE Hitachi (GEH) posted an update on the NRC website today: “GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) provided an update to its guidance and supporting evaluations that were reported in MFN 08-420 R0 on December 19, 2008 and MFN 10-245 R5 … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Louisiana, Alabama and Massachusetts, Fitness for Duty violations in Alabama and Illinois

Another busy week at the NRC Event Reports page: 1. Monday afternoon, Unit 1 at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana shut down automatically after low condensor vacuum resulted in a turbine trip. Following the scram, water level in … Continue reading

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Update: Pilgrim incident involved leak of radioactive steam

The Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts had to be closed down today due to a defective steam relief valve. Later news reports said that the incident involved a leak of radioactive steam. As the Boston Globe reported: The Pilgrim Nuclear … Continue reading

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Event Report: Massachusetts nuke declares safety system inoperable

Yesterday afternoon, workers wer performing maintenance on the sole reactor at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts when they discovered that a valve in the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) system failed to open. According to the Event Report … Continue reading

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Event Report: Massachusetts nuke shuts down due to faulty valve

Today’s  Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports included a notice that the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts was in the process of a 24-hour gradual shutdown after the discovery yesterday afternoon that a main feedwater line check valve had become … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Parts installed backwards in Iowa and an inoperable safety system in Massachusetts

Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Just after 4 pm yesterday afternoon, NextEra Energy declared the ‘A’ River Water Supply inoperable at the Duane Arnold nuclear power plant in Iowa.  Because the ‘B’ River Water Supply for the … Continue reading

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