Tag Archives: reactor shutdown

Breaking news: Indian Point 3 shut down by false pressure signal

New York’s Journal News reported in the last half hour: A safety system sent a false signal Wednesday and automatically shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant’s Unit 3, plant officials said. The system had incorrectly registered a change … Continue reading

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Event Report: Illinois nuke scrams after emergency system activates

Exelon’s LaSalle nuclear power plant informed the NRC that yesterday afternoon, the Illinois plant’s Unit 2 reactor scrammed, that is, shut itself down automatically, following an unexpected activation of the Reactor Protection System. According to the report on today’s Nuclear … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A reactor shuts itself down in Mississippi, a Fitness for Duty report from Connecticut and another day, another open door

From today’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Notification Report page: 1. On Sunday, the sole reactor at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi shut itself down following a turbine trip. Grand Gulf’s report stressed that all the shutdown systems … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor scrams in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas and New Jersey; excess radiation in Minnesota, a fire in New York, a toxic gas release in Ohio and a drunken supervisor in Florida

This post is kind of lengthy, as I haven’t been able to get around to looking at Event Reports for a couple of weeks. Here’s the news: 1. Early in the morning of Friday, November 9, operators at the Susquehanna … Continue reading

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Update: Emergency outage at South Texas nuke enters second week‏

On November 29, the Unit 2 reactor at the South Texas Project experienced an automatic reactor trip from 100 per cent power. The reactor had just returned to full power after a refueling outage. In the shutdown, a steam dump valve … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Reactor shutdown, bad welds and overlooked Fitness for Duty tests

It’s Monday morning, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website has a slew of Event Reports from the weekend: 1. As I previously posted, Monticello nuclear in Minnesota developed a problem over the weekend. The reactor shut itself down automatically on … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Three workers receive radiation exposure, and a New York reactor shuts down

Two incidents from today’s NRC Event Reports: 1. Saturday morning, three workers at a Johnson & Johnson facility in Raritan, New Jersey were attempting to load Cobalt-60 gamma ray sources into an irradiator when an eight-inch source became dislodged and … Continue reading

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