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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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Update: Fitch downgrades credit outlook for SCANA to negative as a result of construction delay in V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

As I reported early last week, construction of two new reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant has been pushed back a year. Now, it looks as if the delay has had an impact on Summer’s owners’ credit rating. As … Continue reading

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Event Report: Valve defect discovered in new AP-1000 reactors; Defect could have an impact on reactors currently under construction in Georgia and South Carolina

Valcor Engineering Corporation of Springfield, New Jersey, provided an update to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on a defect in a solenoid operated valve used in the Westinghouse AP-1000 nuclear reactor design approved by the NRC in 2005. The defect, … Continue reading

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Update: More details on construction delays at South Carolina nuke

Earlier today, I told you about the delay in construction of the new units at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. Later, I found this South Carolina’s Post and Courier, giving further details into why the … Continue reading

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Another misleading headline: ‘Revised schedule’ instead of ‘delay’ for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … 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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Leaking valve shuts down South Carolina reactor

South Carolina’s The State newspaper reported yesterday: A leaking safety valve at SCE&G’s nuclear power plant northwest of Columbia is expected to keep the plant shut down for up to two weeks as the utility works to make repairs. S.C. … 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: The things you’ll find out when a reactor is shut down….

Three items from today’s Event Notification page on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website: 1. Last Friday, as technicians were conducting a series of tests on the Unit 2 reactor at Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear plant, “it was determined that (a … 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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