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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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Thunderstorm triggers false alarm at New York nuclear power plant. Which one? You can’t tell from the news coverage….

Ah, local news! The CBS affiliate in Syracuse reported this morning: An emergency notification siren went off Thursday morning at the nuclear power plants in Scriba, but there was no emergency, officials say. The siren was inadvertently tripped by a … Continue reading

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Event Report: Emergency sirens out at Nebraska nuke

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant reported to the NRC today that it has lost communications with 21 of its 101 emergency sirens. The siren problems mean that two Iowa counties would not be alerted if there were a problem … Continue reading

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Hurricane knocked out some emergency sirens at three nukes

According to this morning’s NRC Event Reports page, three nuclear power plants had problems with their emergency sirens during Hurricane Irene. Calvert Cliffs in Maryland reported that 44 sirens were out of operation due to loss of power. Peach Bottom … Continue reading

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